Good job! By now, you are forming a picture in your mind of the challenge you will embrace in your humanitarian aid trip. In the module Resources, you reviewed Kleinman and Benson’s approach to conducting a mini ethnography with every patient in the paper “Culture, Behavior, and Health.” Based on that resource, you will outline the population’s culture (ethnography) affected by and surrounding your selected health challenge.
You still haven’t directly interacted with any patients at the center of your chosen scenario. However, this approach can help you anticipate the culture the population will reflect. Through investigation of the scholarly literature, you will be able to answer the questions: What should you know about this population’s culture before you begin the trip? What should you prepare to encounter? What cultural adaptations will you need to blend the norms and expectations of the population of your culture of origin and the culture of the population of the chosen scenario?
Building on the prior project preparation assignments, conduct a “mini” ethnographic analysis of the specific population for your humanitarian aid trip. For this assignment, craft a short paper substantiated by scholarly literature.
Note that you should cite at least three scholarly sources from your investigation. The evidence should not be older than five years. To access the Shapiro Library Guide: Nursing—Graduate, go to the Start Here section of the course.
Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
Ethnicity: Assess the ways in which ethnicity influences identity for the population. In other words, how does ethnicity factor into cultural conceptions of identity?
Stakes: Analyze the stakes of the health issue for the patients and their loved ones.
Meaning of Illness: Describe how patients conceptualize illness in this population.
Social Stressors: Identify the social stresses patients may experience due to illness.
Impacts: Evaluate the potential impacts of the clinical setting on your relationship with the patient.
Guidelines for Submission
Your short paper must be a 2- to 3-page Word document, not including the title page and references. It must be written in APA format. Use double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. All references must be cited in APA format.