Topic: Cultural Understanding essay assignment


Aim: As a future clinician in the Australian or International healthcare setting you will be working closely with people from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. This assessment aims to develop your knowledge and support your understanding of cultural considerations as applied in the clinical context.

Course Objectives: This assessment addresses course objectives 6 and 7.
Outline: Three terms predominate the literature around developing and demonstrating cultural understanding in the clinical context.
These are:
• Cultural awareness;
• Cultural competency;
• Cultural safety.
In essay style your task is to define these terms and provide an example from the literature of how each one individually is relevant to the clinical environment or clinical practice. You must also show an understanding of how each of these terms fit together in the broader scheme of cultural sensitivity as applied to the healthcare setting. Finally you should provide insight into how you, as a future clinician, may utilise this information in clinical practice within your own discipline. Read this information in conjunction with the course outline and the feedback proforma to assist your completion of this assessment task.
Referencing: All material, which is not the student’s original work, must be referenced appropriately using the Harvard system. Recent (2015 – 2020) peer reviewed journals and Government publications should be utilised for this assessment.

Word limit: 1500 words in total – In-text references and words in tables are included in the word count. The reference list is not included. Anything over the word limit will not be included in the marking of this assessment.

Format Details:
• Size 12 font
• Font of your choice
• 1.5 spacing
• 2.5 cm margins
Confidentiality: Remember patient and placement confidentiality. A breach of confidentiality will result in “zero” marks for the assessment.

Type of service-Academic paper writing
Type of assignment-Essay
Pages / words-6 / 1500
Number of sources-10
Academic level-Sophomore (College 2nd year)
Paper format-Harvard
Line spacing-Double
Language style-AU English

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