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iconPersonal Philosophy of Culturally Competent Nursing


Apply a model of cultural competence to personal practice beliefs. For this assignment:

  1. Reflect on the 5 constructs of Campinha-Bacote’s model of The Process of Cultural Competence in the Delivery of Healthcare Services: Cultural desire, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Knowledge, Cultural Skill, and Cultural Encounters. (See Chapter 2)
  2. Review the Mission statements and values of St. Thomas University and its Nursing programs.
  3. Reflect on your learning during this course.
  4. Evidence of reflection on Campinha-Bacote’s cultural competency model and/or STU mission and values.
  5. Your personal beliefs.
  6. Your philosophy statement(s) related to culturally competent nursing care.
  7. Implementing your beliefs.
  8. Continuing your journey towards cultural competence.

Submission Instructions:

  • Your paper should be formatted per current APA and references should be current (published within last five years) scholarly journal articles or primary legal sources (statutes, court opinions)
  • The paper is to be clear and concise and students will lose points for improper grammar, punctuation and misspelling.
  • The paper is to be no shorter than 1 pages; nor longer than 2 pages in length, excluding the title, abstract and references page.
  • Incorporate a minimum of 2 current (published within last five years) scholarly journal articles or primary legal sources (statutes, court opinions) within your work. Journal articles and books should be referenced according to current APA style (the library has a copy of the APA Manual).

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Grading Rubric


Your assignment will be graded according to the grading rubric.

Essay/Paper Rubric
Criteria Ratings Points

Identification of Main Issues/Problems

4 points
Distinguished

Identify and demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the issues/problems.

3 points
Excellent

Identifies and demonstrate an accomplished understanding of most of issues/problems.

2 points
Fair

Identifies and demonstrate an acceptable understanding of most of issues/problems.

1 point
Poor

Identifies and demonstrate an unacceptable understanding of most of issues/problems.

4 points

Analysis and Evaluation of Issues/Problems

4 points
Distinguished

Presents an insightful, thorough analysis and evaluation of issues/problems.

3 points
Excellent

Presents a thorough analysis and evaluation of most of the issues/problems.

2 points
Fair

Presents a superficial or incomplete analysis and evaluation of issues/problems.

1 point
Poor

Presents unacceptable analysis and evaluation of issues/problems.

4 points

Demonstrates a Conceptual Understanding

4 points
Distinguished

Provides a thorough, competent and interpretive responses to all issues/problems, and shows a high level of conceptual understanding.

3 points
Excellent

Provides a competent and interpretive responses to all issues/problems, and shows a moderate level of conceptual understanding.

2 points
Fair

Provides a competent responses to all issues/problems, but lacks interpretation and a moderate level of conceptual understanding.

1 point
Poor

Provides an unacceptable response to all issues/problems, and lacks interpretation and a moderate level of conceptual understanding.

4 points

Use of Citations to Course Readings and Additional Research/Literature

4 points
Distinguished

Effectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. Exceptional use of citations and extended referencing.

3 points
Excellent

Effectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. Moderate use of citations and extended referencing.

2 points
Fair

Ineffectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. Moderate use of citations and extended referencing.

1 point
Poor

Ineffectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. An unacceptable use of citations and extended referencing.

4 points

Writing Mechanics and APA Formatting Guidelines

4 points
Distinguished

Demonstrate a high level of clarity, precision, and attention to detail. APA style is correct and writing is free of grammar and spelling errors.

3 points
Excellent

Demonstrate a high level of clarity. APA style and writing mechanics need more precision and attention to detail.

2 points
Fair

Demonstrate a moderate level of clarity. APA style and writing mechanics need more precision and attention to detail.

1 point
Poor

Demonstrates issues in writing and communicating clearly. APA style and writing mechanics need serious attention.

4 points

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