Cultural Competency Paper

Write a 3 -page paper (NOT including the title page and references), utilizing at least 5 of the below 
criteria:
ï‚· What are the prevalent healthcare beliefs and needs of this culture? 
ï‚· How does this cultures lifestyle affect their health?
ï‚· How do your cultural healthcare beliefs compare to the healthcare beliefs of this culture?
ï‚· Describe cultural and communication considerations that should be taken when caring for individuals 
from this culture.
ï‚· What health disparities should be considered for this culture related to communication? 
ï‚· How does this culture communicate with their healthcare providers and does this impact their care? 
ï‚· Utilize Madeline Leininger’s Theory of Culture of Care and relate this back to your culture and 
communication. 
ï‚· Compare your personal culture and communication style, with your assigned culture. 
 

The paper must be written in current APA format. In your paper, address the following components: 
Introduction and Background:
ï‚· Introduction
 State the topics and subtopics
 Obtain the reader’s interest
 

ï‚· Background
 Give a synopsis of your assigned culture, i.e. origins of culture, essentials about their way of life, 
and education, etc. 
 

Body of the Paper (Choose at least 5 points to discuss):
ï‚· What are the prevalent healthcare beliefs and needs of this culture? 
ï‚· How does this cultures lifestyle affect their health?
ï‚· How do your cultural healthcare beliefs compare to the healthcare beliefs of this culture?
ï‚· Describe cultural and communication considerations that should be taken when caring for individuals 
from this culture.
ï‚· What health disparities should be considered for this culture related to communication? 
ï‚· How does this culture communicate with their healthcare providers and does this impact their care? 
ï‚· Utilize Madeline Leininger’s Theory of Culture of Care and relate this back to your culture and 
communication. 
ï‚· Compare your personal culture and communication style, with your assigned culture. 
 

Conclusion:
ï‚· Summary of the topic without including new information included
ï‚· Concluding ideas are provided and leave an impact on the reader
 

Sources:
ï‚· Include a minimum of three scholarly/professional peer-reviewed references when writing this paper. 
ï‚· References used in this paper should be no more than five years old. Exceptions include seminal works, such as original publications by nurse theorists (classic source).
ï‚· Use only scholarly/professional, peer-reviewed references. Do not use Wikipedia or internet sources that are not officially recognized as authority websites, as such websites are not scholarly 
sources. Also, keep in mind that not every .org domain is an authoritative website. 
ï‚· All papers should be written in current APA format. This paper should include: 
 Formal components, such as a title page, and APA formatting with an introductory and conclusion 
paragraph that summarizes the key concepts 
 APA headers (include page numbers)
 APA formatted headings in the body of the paper
 Appropriate in-text reference citations
 A reference page, in correct APA format.

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