The RN to BSN program at Grand Canyon University meets the requirements for clinical competencies as defined by CCNE and AACN using nontraditional experiences for practicing nurses. These experiences come in the form of direct and indirect care experiences in which licensed nursing students engage in learning within the context of their hospital organization, their specific care discipline, and their local communities.
The learning activity and corresponding assignment in this topic requires students to perform a heritage assessment with families selected by the student from their local community.
Click on http://wps.prenhall.com/wps/media/objects/663/679611/box_6_1.pdf in order to access the “Heritage Assessment Tool.”
Interview three families from different cultures. One family should be from your own culture. Compare the differences in health traditions between these cultures.
Assess the three families using the “Heritage Assessment Tool.” In 1,000-1,500 words discuss the usefulness of applying a heritage assessment to evaluate the needs of families and develop plans for health maintenance, health protection, and health restoration. Include the following:
1. Perform a heritage assessment on three families. One of these families should be from your own culture.
2. Complete the “Heritage Assessment Tool” and submit to: RNBSNclientcare@gcu.edu – one assessment for each of the three families interviewed. You are not required to include the tool in your LoudCloud submission.
3. Identify common health traditions based on cultural heritage. Evaluate and discuss how the families subscribe to these traditions and practices. Address health maintenance, health protection, and health restoration as they relate to your assessment.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
(a)Discussion of the usefulness of applying a heritage assessment in evaluating the needs of the whole person is offered in detail, while offering insight and/or reflection.
(b)Interview of three families from different cultures that provides comparison of the differences in health maintenance, health protection, and health restoration among the cultures is offered in detail, while offering insight and/or reflection.
(c)Identification of common health traditions based on your cultural heritage is offered in detail, while offering insight and/or reflection.
(d)Evaluation of how family subscribes to these traditions and practices is offered in detail, while offering insight and/or reflection.
(e)Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive; contained within the thesis is the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
(f)There is a sophisticated construction of paragraphs and transitions. Ideas progress and relate to each other. Paragraph and transition construction guide the reader. Paragraph structure is seamless.
(g)Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
(h)All format elements are correct.
(i)In-text citations and a reference page are complete. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.