For this assignment, consult the “Professional Communication Cultural Sensitivity Guide.”
Write a paper of 1,000-1,250 words on a specific cultural group. Use the following guidelines:
- Select one article from a nursing journal focused on a cultural group.
- In the introduction, state your reason for selecting the cultural group.
- Summarize the key points of the article.
- Apply the new information to a practice situation that demonstrates cultural sensitivity in communication, reflecting the reading in Chapter 25.
- Write a conclusion.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
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Title of Paper
This is the introduction. It should include purpose of paper and rationale for selection of specific cultural group. It would be appropriate to cite information from your textbook regarding the importance of cultural competence in nursing.
Summary of Article
Summarize article succinctly. Then focus on the key cultural differences that should be taken into consideration when providing care.
Application to Practice
In this section, be sure to focus on communication (assessing, comforting, teaching) that would demonstrate cultural sensitivity to the cultural group. You may also include other nursing interventions that would demonstrate cultural sensitivity. Cite from chapters in text to provide additional general information applicable to key points.
In the conclusion, address the importance of cultural sensitivity in communication, both generally and with this population. Describe any conclusions you have drawn from the article/text readings related to this paper. Do not introduce new information.
Provide complete information for the references you have cited in your paper.
Less Than Satisfactory
|10.0 % Introduction
|Introduction is either not present or not evident to the reader.
|Introduction is insufficiently developed and/or vague. Purpose is not clear, and paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.
|Introduction is present but lacks clarity and/or depth.
|Introduction is clear, forecasting development of paper.
|Introduction is comprehensive; reader knows exactly what to expect.
|25.0 % Summary of Article
|Summary of article is either not present or not evident to the reader.
|Summary fails to paint a clear picture of the article, omits major elements, and is disorganized.
|Summarizes the primary elements and key points of the article; however, summary is cursory and lacks depth.
|Summary of the article is clearly evident to the reader. Themes and details are present and easily identified.
|Thoroughly presents all of the information to portray a clear chronology as well as richness of detail.
|25.0 % Application to Practice
|Application to practice is either not present or not evident to the reader.
|Paper describes but fails to address some of the elements, lacks depth/detail, omits major elements, and is disorganized.
|Addresses necessary elements. Arguments lack depth and detail.
|Application to practice is clearly evident to the reader. Arguments are supported.
|Thoroughly presents the application to practice. Arguments are supported with logical and convincing statements.
|10.0 % Conclusion
|Conclusion is either not present or not evident to the reader.
|Conclusion is insufficiently developed and/or vague and lacks any discernible purpose.
|Conclusion is present, but statements lack depth of understanding.
|Conclusion is clear and identifies key ideas regarding specific culture and application to practice.
|Conclusion is comprehensive and paints a clear picture of the application of cultural sensitivity to professional communication.
|20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness
|7.0 % Thesis Development and Purpose
|Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.
|Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear.
|Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose.
|Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.
|Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive. The essence of the paper is contained within the thesis. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
|8.0 % Argument Logic and Construction
|Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources.
|Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility.
|Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis.
|Argument shows logical progressions. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative.
|Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.
|5.0 % Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)
|Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used.
|Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, and/or word choice are present.
|Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used.
|Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used.
|Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
|5.0 % Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.
|Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.
|Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent.
|Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.
|Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style.
|All format elements are correct.
|5.0 % Research Citations (In-text citations for paraphrasing and direct quotes, and reference page listing and formatting, as appropriate to assignment and style)
|No reference page is included. No citations are used.
|Reference page is present. Citations are inconsistently used.
|Reference page is included and lists sources used in the paper. Sources are appropriately documented, although some errors may be present.
|Reference page is present and fully inclusive of all cited sources. Documentation is appropriate and citation style is usually correct.
|In-text citations and a reference page are complete and correct. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.