Nursing 346 - Jamaica: Transcultural Nursing in Jamaica
Cultural competency requires that one be skilled at grasping both emic (insider) and etic (outsider) perspectives; for it is in knowing and feeling a people's experiences and history that one begins to understand the logic of their behavior and gain insight into one's own as a health care provider. This course assists the students in recognizing the myriad health-related beliefs and practices that exist among and between members of a culture and how those beliefs and practices impact upon the health of its members. This four-week experience exposes the student to transcultural concepts and theories in action, opportunities to assess individual and collective determinants of health, and the challenge of providing culturally competent care to individuals, families and groups. Students are exposed to different empirical, aesthetic, and ethical frameworks to assist them in providing holistic, culturally competent care. Clinical experiences occur in diverse rural clinic and community settings with an emphasis on therapeutic interventions, health promotion, disease prevention, risk reduction and health teaching within a unique ethno-cultural environment.
Course: NURS 346
Prerequisite: NURS 234, 257, 357
Program leaders: Jeanne-Marie Havener, Penny Boyer
Curricular requirement: Part of the nursing certification
Length of program: 27 days
Meals: All meals included
Prices of Off-Campus J Term programs are ESTIMATES. If there are factors that affect the final cost of a program, such as fluctuations in currency exchange rates or fuel price increases, a fee adjustment will be announced. Should there be a change in a program fee students will have two weeks from notification of that change, or until the last day of classes, (whichever is shorter) to pay.