Culture and cultural competency in health promotion

a) Heritage Assessment Tool

i) Click on 679611/box_6_1.pdf in order to access the Heritage Assessment Tool.

ii) Assess yourself using the Heritage Assessment Tool by answering its questions.

b) In the textbook, Spector (2009) Cultural diversity in health and illness, answer the questions in the Heritage Assessment Tool. NOTE: The 2004 edition, Culture Care Guide to Heritage Assessment and Health Traditions, also contains the Heritage Assessment Tool.

i) In 750-1000 words, summarize what you learned from the heritage assessment. Include the following:

(1) Identify common health traditions based on your cultural heritage.

(2) Interview 3 families from different cultures. One family can be your own. Compare the differences in health traditions between these cultures. Address:

(a) Health maintenance

(b) Health protection

(c) Health restoration

(3) Evaluate how deeply you feel your family subscribes to these traditions and practices.

(4) Explain what your professional heritage is (nursing) and how deeply do you identify with it.

ii) Use standard essay format in APA style, including an introduction, conclusion, and title page. An abstract is not required. Cite in-text and in the References section.