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Worldview is our perception of how the world works. It includes issues such as moral and ethical reasoning, social relationships, and communications. Healthcare professionals need to take a person’s worldview into consideration because it affects behaviors, perceptions, communication, and decisions. Some decisions are made daily, such as whether to take a medication or not, but major health decisions, such as beginning and end-of-life decisions, are also subject to the patient’s worldview.

Discussion 2:

For the assigned culture (see below):

  • Discuss some of the key components of the culture’s worldview
  • Explain how these views relate to health
  • Explore and describe how the worldview of the patient and the nurse impact professional nursing practice

Part 1: Minimum of 250 words

Hispanic and Latino Americans

Part 2: Minimum of 250 words

American Indian and Alaskan Natives

Part 3: Minimum of 250 words

African Americans


Use APA format in your posts.

Please see the grading rubric.  Make sure to include at least three (3) references (one may be from your text; the others must be from an appropriate source) to support your post and responses to two (2) peers. 

General Information and Sites Covering Many Cultures

Relevant Websites

 Culture, Language, and Health Literacy

gov/a-z/index.html” target=”_blank”>https://www.hrsa.gov/a-z/index.html (Links to an external site.)

Diversity Resources

http://www.diversityresources.com/ (Links to an external site.)

Institute on Multicultural Health

https://www.henryford.com/about/culture/diversity (Links to an external site.)

Multicultural Health Institute


National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

http://nccam.nih.gov/ (Links to an external site.)

National Center for Health Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hus.htm (Links to an external site.)

Office of Adolescent Health


Office of Minority Health


Office of Women’s Health


Programs for Multicultural Health

U.S. Census Bureau

http://www.census.gov/ (Links to an external site.)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration

Cultural Competence Resources for Healthcare Providers


Culture-Specific Websites

Asian American Health

https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/browse.aspx?lvl=3&lvlid=63 (Links to an external site.)

Black or African American Populations

https://www.cdc.gov/MinorityHealth/index.html (Links to an external site.)

Indian Health Service


 The Migrant/Seasonal Farmworker

https://www.migrantclinician.org/issues/migrant-info/migrant.html (Links to an external site.)

National Alliance for Hispanic Health


National Congress of American Indians