Providing culturally congruent Nursing care

COURSE:  Nursing Care of the Family

TITLE OF ASSIGNMENT:Online Discussion Forum #1: Providing Culturally Congruent Nursing Care for a Somali Family

LEARNING ACTIVITY: Discussion – 10 pts


PSLO and Competency Addressed:


PSLO 3: Utilize best available evidence and informatics to guide decision making.

COMP 3C: Analyze unique needs of the family related to protection of human subjects in research.

PSLO 5: Adapt communication strategies to effectively respond to complex situations.

COMP 5J:  Examine safeguard and decision-making support tools embedded in patient care technologies and information systems to support a safe practice environment for both patients and families unique contribution to patient outcomes.

COMP 5N: Identify information systems in practice settings.



  1. Read the case study of the Housah-Ibrahim Family in our text (Kaakinen et. al., 2015, p. 379-380).
  2. Initial posting should include your answer to the first two scenarios/questions. Initial posting is due per course calendar.
  3. Responses will include responses to initial postings from at least two other students. They will include scholarly responses, including outside evidence-based sources. Responses are due per course calendar.
  4. Initial posting and responses should include evidence from the case study and from recommended journal readings. Scholarly writing (proper grammar and use of APA for references) should be used.
  5. Prepare to answer questions by reading the case study and additional readings.
  6. Review the grading rubric to make sure you complete the assignment accurately.



For both questions, you are a home care nurse for the Maternal Child Health Home Care Agency of St. John’s Hall Hospital. You are assigned to provide post-partum and newborn care in the home setting for the Housah-Ibrahim family, who recently had their first child at the hospital. Your nursing supervisor wants you to ask the husband and wife if they would participate in a research study exploring the experiences of Muslim families who have given birth at St. John’s Hall Hospital. You are given an informed consent form for the husband and wife to sign.


Question 1:

Considering what you know (and research) about this family, their Muslim culture and the ethical issues related to informed consent, would you encourage this family to sign the informed consent form? Why or why not?

Consider the stresses this family is experiencing. Would participating in this study potentially increase the family’s stress and ability to cope?

Consider the unique characteristics and needs that might influence this family’s decision to participate in this research. How would you present the information? What would you tell them about the informed consent process?


Related Readings:


Dhami, S., & Sheikh, A. (2000). The Muslim family: predicament and promise. Western Journal of Medicine, 173(5), 352–356. Access online at


Schrems, B. M. (2014). Informed consent, vulnerability and the risks of group-specific attribution. Nursing Ethics, 2(7), 829-843.

doi:10.1177/0969733013518448 (E-Reserve)


Stratus Health. Culture Care Connections: Somalis in Minnesota


Question 2:

In your position of the home care nurse for this couple, you have been contacted by the nurse midwife who delivered the couple’s child. The nurse midwife wants you to contact her after each visit you make with her clients, using electronic messaging. Would you agree to use electronic messaging to share private information about the Housah-Ibrahim family? Why or why not? Considerthe potential risks in using this technology to provide confidential data about the health of the mother and infant?  Are there any safeguards embedded in electronic messaging that you could use to protect this family’s privacy?


Related Readings:


Stine, K. & Scholl, M. (2010). E-mail security: An overview of threats and safeguards.Safeguards. Journal of AHIMA, 81(4), 28-30. Access from


Lyngstad, M., Grimsmo, A., Hofoss, D., &Helleso, R. (2014). Home care nurses’ experiences with using electronic messaging in their communication with general practitioners. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23, 3424-3433.

doi: 10.1111./jocn.12590  (E-Reserve)




In your responses, be sure to respond to both question 1 and 2 and to at least 2 other students. Begin your responses by identifying if you think this family is vulnerable; why or why not? Do you agree or disagree with the position your peers have taken? Why or why not? Your responses will be evaluated by what you add to the discussion (in other words, don’t just say, I agree with you).



College of Nursing and Health Sciences



COURSE:   Nursing Care of the Family

TITLE OF ASSIGNMENT:  Online Discussion Forum

LEARNING ACTIVITY: Grading Rubric – 10 pts



  Exemplary Proficient Developing Unacceptable Comments Total Points
2 1.9 1.8 1.5    
Quality of (Initial) Posting (based on insight, knowledge, analysis, and integration of concepts from readings or ideas of others) Posting demonstrates original, well-developed ideas in addition to in-depth synthesis, critical analysis, and integration of concepts or ideas.  Posting stimulates further discussion. Posting demonstrates well-developed ideas and integration of concepts from readings or ideas; synthesis, analysis, and/or integration of ideas noted that contributes to overall discussion. Posting demonstrates beginning idea development and understanding; some contribution to overall discussion. Posting demonstrates poor/inadequate idea development and understanding of pertinent concepts.  Minimal contribution to overall discussion.    
2 1.9 1.8 1.5    
Relevance to and application of class readings, outside sources, and prior personal experiences Clear referencing and strong linkages / integration of at least three sources, including class readings, outside references, and prior personal experiences.  Concepts from multiple sources incorporated into posting that exemplify a high level of understanding of readings. Clear referencing of at least two class readings or outside sources with obvious linkages noted between readings, outside resources, or personal experiences.  Very clear that the readings were understood and incorporated into posting. Clearly cites one class reading or outside relevant source or experience; some linkage of readings to outside resources or personal experiences.  Clear evidence that readings were done, understood, and incorporated into posting. Minimal references to any sources or experiences; demonstration of beginning understanding of course readings / materials.  Postings are largely personal opinions or feelings without support from relevant, scholarly resources. Unclear whether readings were done and/or understood.  
















  2 1.9 1.7 1.5    
Quality of Reply Postings to Peers High level expansion of ideas of others are integrated with own ideas to expand discussion and contribute to it. Reply postings clearly indicate multiple other postings have been read and understood; expansion of discussion is significant. Strong expansion on the ideas of others (either respectfully supporting or refuting) contributes to the discussion significantly.  Reply postings clearly indicate other postings have been read and understood; expansion of the discussion is clearly evident.


Beginning expansion of ideas of others contributes to discussion.  Reply postings indicate other postings have been read and considered; some expansion of the overall discussion results. Beginning building upon ideas from others.  Reply postings are brief and/or superficial, doing little to involve others or encourage others.  Minimal evidence that other postings have been read and/or understood.    
  2 1.7 1.6 1.5    
Timeliness and Clarity of Discussion Contributions Postings are submitted on time.  Links between ideas and overall structure are very clear. Postings are submitted on time. Links between ideas in postings usually clear. Minimal fragmentation in structure noted.


At least one posting is late.  Links between ideas difficult to follow at times.  Logic and structure of post unorganized in areas. Postings are late and lack structure and/or clarity.  Postings minimally related to discussion topic.    
  1 0.75 0.5 0.25    
Mechanics of Writing Integrates creative approach that enhances the discussion and is appropriate to the audience.  Entire text flows smoothly with clear transitions. Entire document is well organized. Sentence structure varies appropriately. Rare grammar and/or punctuation errors. Entire text flows smoothly with clear transitions.  Entire posting is well organized. Sentence structure varies appropriately. Rare errors in grammar and/or punctuation. Writes in complete sentences. Transition of ideas generally smooth.   Evidence that the posting has been proofread before submission. Occasional errors in grammar and/or punctuation. Writes in incomplete, run-on or fragmented sentences. Posting could have benefitted from more careful proofreading and editing.  Multiple errors of grammar and/or punctuation.    
  1 0.75 0.5 0.25 Comments Total Points
Use of APA Document complies with APA format and guidelines with very rare error. Correctly applies APA document formatting.Literature citations arein correct APA format.  May be occasional error in APA style. Correctly applies APA document formatting guidelines. Literature citations are in correct APA format.  May have some errors in citations.


Multiple errors in APA document formatting.   Literature citations do not use correct APA format.
TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS 10 (A) 8.9 (B) 7.9 (C) 7.0 (F)  






Prime Essay Services , written from scratch, delivered on time, at affordable rates!



Order Similar Assignment Now!

  • Our Support Staff are online 24/7
  • Our Writers are available 24/7
  • Most Urgent order is delivered within 4 Hrs
  • 100% Original Assignment Plagiarism report can be sent to you upon request.

GET 15 % DISCOUNT TODAY use the discount code PAPER15 at the order form.

Type of paper Academic level Subject area
Number of pages Paper urgency Cost per page: