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  • Locations: Kitale, Kenya; Mount Elgon Park, Kenya; Nairobi, Kenya
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Tarleton Faculty-Led Click here for a definition of this term Academic Area: Health & Human Services, Health Professions Technology, Health Science, Nursing
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: No Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-majors: No Minimum GPA: 2.0
Classification: 3. Junior, 4. Senior Tarleton Faculty: Dr. Dok Woods
Program Description:

Kenya - Nursing

Faculty Leaders:
Dr. Dok Woods

Ms. Nancy Gaither
Travel Dates:
June 12, 2019 - June 26, 2019

NURS 4302 - Nursing
Study of health and illness beliefs that are deeply entwined within cultural, social and religious beliefs of various people groups. Alternative types of healing systems in contemporary society will be explored as well as differences between provider and client cultures. Observational experiences among various cultural populations will provide a foundation for self-awareness and providing culturally appropriate nursing care.

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  • Identify methods, theories, and frameworks appropriate for utilization in the development of knowledge related to health care of ethnic/minority, stigmatized, and disenfranchised populations.
  • Analyze the concepts of cultural diversity, cultural sensitivity, and cultural competence and their significance for nursing practice and health care.
  • Distinguish between health care provider (corporate and individual) culture and client culture regarding health and illness.
  • Discuss the relationship of nursing to the science of anthropology and the study of culture.
  • Examine healing from a natural magico-religious tradition in relation to the tradition of Western Medicine Science.
  • Analyze the interrelationship of culture, religion, and ethnicity to health and illness beliefs and practice.
  • Evaluate barriers and alternatives to the traditional healthcare system.
  • Apply a framework for assessment that focuses on six key cultural phenomena to selected populations.
  • Analyze major concerns and issues encountered by nurses in providing transcultural nursing care to clients.
  • Describe transcultural perspectives to nursing care across the lifespan.
NURS 4302
Eligibility:  Current nursing students
Approximate Cost:
Does not include tuition and fees
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