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NOTE: No direct quotes are allowed in the discussion board posts.

*Peer-reviewed references include professional journals (i.e. Nursing Education Perspectives, Journal of Professional Nursing, etc. – see library tab on how to access these from
database searches), professional organizations (NLN, CDC, AACN, ADA, etc.) applicable to population and practice area, along with clinical practice guidelines (CPGs – National
Guideline Clearinghouse). All references must be no older than five years (unless making a specific point using a seminal piece of information) References not acceptable (not inclusive)

are UpToDate, Epocrates, Medscape, WebMD, hospital organizations, insurance recommendations, & secondary clinical databases.

**Since it is difficult to edit the APA reference in the Blackboard discussion area, you can copy and paste APA references from your Word document to the Blackboard discussion area
and points will not be deducted because of format changes in spacing.

Levels of Achievement

Meets Expectations Needs Improvement Unsatisfactory

of initial post

10 to 10 Points

 Provided response with rationale.

 The post is substantive and reflects careful
consideration of the literature.

 Examples from the student’s practice/experience are

provided to illustrate the discussion concepts.

 Addressed all required elements of the discussion


 Well organized and easy to read.

3 to 9 Points

 Provided response missing either

substantive rationale, consideration of the
literature, or examples from the student’s
practice/experience to illustrate the
discussion concepts.

 Addresses all or most of required elements.

 Somewhat organized, but may be difficult to


0 to 2 Points

 Provided response with minimal


 Does not demonstrate thought
and provides no supporting
details or examples.

 Provides a general summary of

required elements.

Support for
initial post

5 to 5 Points

 Cited minimum of two references: at least one (1)

from required course materials to support rationale

AND one (1) from peer-reviewed* references from
supplemental materials or independent study on the
topic to support responses.

 The initial post is a minimum of 200 words excluding

2 to 4 Points

 Missing one (1) required course reference

AND/OR one (1) peer-reviewed reference to

validate response.

 Post has at least 200 words.

0 to 1 Points

 Missing 1 or more of the correct

For this discussion, first, read chapter 9 in your textbook, Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care and Culturally sensitive communication in healthcare: A concept analysis.

Then, address the following questions:

1. What cultures, other than your own, do you encounter in your workplace?

2. Do you have any education within communication? If so, what?

3. Define communication in your own words.

4. How do you communicate with patients who speak a different language from you?

5. How do you meet the patients’ personal desires in combination with their cultural or traditional needs within your work?

6. What would you say are the greatest challenges of transcultural communication?

● Seventh Edition

Margaret M. Andrews, PhD, RN, CTN-A, FAAN
Director and Professor of Nursing
School of Health Professions and Studies
University of Michigan-Flint
Flint, Michigan

Joyceen S. Boyle, PhD, RN, MPH, FAAN
Adjunct Professor of Nursing
College of Nursing
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Adjunct Professor of Nursing
College of Nursing
Georgia Regents University
Augusta, Georgia

Concepts in
Nursing Care

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