HCR 362/HED 562, Section 2
Cultural Competence in Health Care
Textbook/Readings: There is no assigned textbook. Readings will be assigned each week.
Goal: To develop the awareness, knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and skills that give students the tools to provide culturally competent healthcare, develop cultural competent health messages, and assess cultural competence within a healthcare organization.
Objective: Attention to our own self-awareness and understanding of the complexity of diversity and culture in healthcare will be aIDressed throughout the course.
Class Format: The class format will include lectures, videos, small group activities, and guest speakers. Please note this is a working document subject to change based on the needs of the students. We will keep you informed of any changes.
• Schedule/Location: We will meeton Fridays from 9:30am-12:15pmin MSB329(Murchie Science Building).
• Prerequisite(s):Successful completion (C or better) of ENG 112; Junior standing (55 credits)
• Assignments: There is no assigned textbook. There will be frequent reading assignments from articles posted on blackboard. There will be 4 regular paper assignments and one final paper. There will also be required Blackboard Threads in which to participate. No late assignments will be accepted. Do your papers early in the week because emergencies come up, so be prepared!
• Grading and Attendance: Your class attendance is required for the entire class period.You will lose one letter grade for every three classes missed and ½ letter grade for every three half sessions missed.Your course grade will be based on your demonstrated progress toward achieving course goals and your contribution to the class. Your course grade will reflect your effort on the 4 papers (60 points total), the final paper (20 points), and participation in class and on Blackboard (20 points). Credit for participation is cumulative, which means your participation on the first day of class is as important as on the last day.
• Grading Scale:Letter GradePercent Grade
E Below 65
• Electronic Devices: Laptops, cell phones, etc. must be turned off during class.
• Blackboard Threads: You are to participate in each Blackboard thread in a meaningful way (do not copy others’ responses). To get credit, follow the directions provided in class and/or on Blackboard. For each week you do not meet the required posts, points will be deducted from your participation grade.
• Communication with Instructors:Please make sure all electronic communication is emailedto BOTH instructors. You can aIDress the email to one instructor, but make sure to copy the other instructor also. Please do not leave anything for us in the office of Health Sciences and Administration, as we are rarely at that location.
• Paper Submissions: You will be expected to submit your papers on the due date in class – please make two copies (one for each instructor).Papers MUST be stapled to be accepted. If you miss class on the day of a paper submission, you must email it to BOTH instructors by 9:30a.m. the day it is due. This means papers must be in both instructors’ inboxes by 9:30 a.m. on the day it is due. Papers arriving after 9:30a.m. on the due date will be considered late and not accepted.
• Emphasis on Writing: Our department stresses good writing. We encourage all of our students to use the Writing Lab located in 559 FH, 766-6602. ENG 112 is a prerequisite for 300 level classes.
• Extra Credit:No extra credit will be given in this course.
• Special Accommodations: To request academic accommodations due to be disability, please call Accessibility Services in 264 UCEN, 810-762-3456. They can provide direct assistance to students with disabilities.Special accommodations should be requested before the first week of class to ensure the accommodation can be successfully applied.
• Academic Integrity/Honesty: Intellectual integrity is the most fundamental value of an academic community. Students and faculty alike are expected to uphold the highest standards of honesty and integrity in their scholarship. No form of cheating, plagiarism (see below), fabrication, falsification, or aiding and abetting dishonesty by another person(i.e. signing another student in on the sign-in sheet) will be tolerated. Such violations may result in action ranging from reduced grade or failure of a course, to expulsion from the University or revocation of a degree.
• Plagiarism:Taking credit for someone else’s work or ideas, submitting a piece of work which in part or in whole is not entirely the student’s own work without fully and accurately attributing those same portions to their correct source. This includes information taken from the Internet.
• Drop Deadlines: Instructor Request for Drop: If you miss the first 2 class periods or do not attend prior to aID/drop deadline (date available via the link below) you MAY be dropped by request of the instructor (this is at the instructor’s discretion). Voluntary Drop by Student: If you do not intend on completing a course you must drop before the drop deadlines listed in the calendar in the link below. (Please note the difference in tuition reimbursement for each drop date).http://www.umflint.edu/registrar/calendars.htm
Theme: Race and Ethnicity
Assignment: Discussion Thread: Race and Ethnicity
Theme: Introduction to Cultural Competence / History of Race
Video: Race Power of An Illusion: The House We Live In
“How Racism Hurts Literally”
“Racial Disparities in Healthcare: Highlights from Focus Group Findings”
Paper Assignment #1: Due Sept 18
Theme: History of Race and Health / The Social Determinants of Health
Video: Unnatural Causes: In Sickness and Wealth
“Whites Swim in Racial Preference”
“Understanding White Privilege”
Discussion Thread: White Privilege
Theme: White Privilege
Video: Tim Wise on Affirmative Action and White Privilege.
“A Gardener’s Tale”
“10 Things to Know About Health” (Unnatural Causes)
Theme: The Impact of Race on Health
Video: Unnatural Causes, When the Bough Breaks
The Gardner (YouTube, Camara Jones)
“Internalized Racism: One More Piece of the Puzzle”
Discussion Thread: Internalized Racism
Theme: Racial Identity Development / Internalized Racism
Video: A Girl Like Me
“Paved with Good Intentions”
Paper Assignment #2: Due Oct 23
Fall Study Break – No Class
Theme: Internalized Racism
Video: Eye of the Storm
A Girl Like Me
“Is the U.S. Income Gap Wider Than You Think?”
“Why Everyone Suffers in Unequal Societies”
Discussion Thread: Social Location
Theme: Place Matters
Video: Park Avenue
Richard Wilkinson Lecture, Ted Talks
Paper Assignment #3, Due Nov 6
Theme: Native American Health / Cross Cultural Communication
Video: Unnatural Causes: Bad Sugar
Theme: Health Literacy / Assessing Health Messages
Video: Health Literacy, Help Your Patients Understand
Assignment: Paper Assignment #4: Due Nov 20
Theme: Cross Cultural Communication in Health
Video: Community Voices
Explanatory Models for Eliciting the Meaning of Health
Final Paper Assignment Due Dec 4
Thanksgiving Break – No Class
Theme: Explanatory Models for Eliciting the Meaning of Health
Video: World’s Apart
“Reel Eyes Disability Models”
Theme: Perspectives of People with Disabilities
Graduate Student Presentation
Video: When Billy Broke His Head
Assignment: Discussion Thread: Disabilities