Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness

  • Course ID: HSCI 220
  • Subject: Health Sciences

A study of the foundations of the cultural aspects of health and illness and the nursing implications. Cultural, ethnic, social, environmental, and organizational factors that influence health beliefs, values, and practices in relation to health promotion and disease/injury prevention will be discussed. Students will develop a deeper understanding of cultural differences and awareness of global health concepts. Strategies to improve health outcomes for culturally diverse populations, including examination of personal biases, will be explored. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to integrate culturally competent nursing knowledge to address the health of diverse individuals, families, and populations across the lifespan.

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