414(4) Cultural Empowerment

Read the Case Story of A Day in the Sleep Clinic http://support.mchtraining.net/national_ccce/case5/case.html

After reading the story, click on the Activities link on the left side. Review Activity #1.

In a 2- to 3-page paper, address the following:

  1. What aspects of Dr. Williams’ behavior influence the decisions of the families he works with and possibly influence the ultimate health outcomes of their children?
  2. What roles do culture, ethnicity, race, and socioeconomic status play in families’ experiences in the healthcare system?
  3. What factors, other than provider-patient communication, influence disparities in health outcomes?

Assignment Expectations

– To earn full credit, review all required background materials and ensure that your paper meets these standards:

LENGTH: Your paper should be typed and double-spaced, with one-inch margins and 12-point font, and meet the exact number of pages specified in the assignment expectations.

COVER PAGE: Copy the exact assignment onto your cover page (the actual questions or task).

REFERENCES: Cite your references in the text of all papers and on the reference list at the end. For examples, review the way the references are listed in the modules and on the background reading list.

PRECISION: Each question of the assignment is specifically addressed in the paper.

CLARITY: The paper reads clearly (i.e., it is not confusing) and is well-structured. Subheadings are used to guide the reader.

BREADTH: The paper presents appropriate breadth covering the questions of the assignment (multiple perspectives and references, multiple issues/factors considered, as appropriate).

DEPTH: The paper presents points that lead to a deeper understanding of the matters and/or issues being discussed and integrates several points into coherent conclusions.

EVIDENCE: Statements and points are well-supported with facts or statistics, and references.

CRITICAL THINKING: Set aside personal biases and instead approach the subject matter using available scholarly evidence. Consider the strengths and weaknesses of competing arguments/perspectives on this topic. Having read these scholarly sources, make a judgment as to the merit of the arguments presented therein.

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