Heritage Assessment


The RN to BSN program at Grand Canyon University meets the requirements for clinical competencies as defined by CCNE and AACN using nontraditional experiences for practicing nurses. These experiences come in the form of direct and indirect care experiences in which licensed nursing students engage in learning within the context of their hospital organization, their specific care discipline, and their local communities.

The learning activity and corresponding assignment in this topic requires students to perform a heritage assessment with families selected by the student from their local community.

Click on http://wps.prenhall.com/wps/media/objects/663/679611/box_6_1.pdf in order to access the "Heritage Assessment Tool."

Interview three families from different cultures. One family should be from your own culture. Compare the differences in health traditions between these cultures.

Assess the three families using the "Heritage Assessment Tool." In 1,000-1,500 words discuss the usefulness of applying a heritage assessment to evaluate the needs of families and develop plans for health maintenance, health protection, and health restoration. Include the following:

Perform a heritage assessment on three families. One of these families should be from your own culture.
ou are not required to include the tool in your LoudCloud submission.
Identify common health traditions based on cultural heritage. Evaluate and discuss how the families subscribe to these traditions and practices. Address health maintenance, health protection, and health restoration as they relate to your assessment.
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Heritage defines the traditions or cultural practices that a person inherits in society. Heritage constitutes values, beliefs, and practices that are passed on from one generation to the next (Spector, 2017). Heritage influences behavioral practices in different realms of life from education, health, food practices, and many others (Higginbottom et al., 2011). In addition, heritage also creates a unique personal identity, giving a person a sense of who, what, where, and how a person fits into the society, and develops a sense of belonging. In this paper the heritage of three families who are Chinese, Hispanic, and American will be evaluated. The three families will be interviewed to collection information that elucidates their health heritage, using the Heritage Assessment Tool, and how their views influence health maintenance, health protection, and health restoration.