1.In reference to Dyer-Barenson, describe the process to obtain cultural competency. Has this course helped you begin this process? What else do you need to do?
2. What is the difference between ethnicity and race,? What are primary and secondary characteristics of a culture?
Summary: The purpose of the weekly reflective journal exercises is to allow for analysis, synthesis and evaluation of nursing theory using guided questions. Reflection has been referred to as a process that happens internally, privately or in isolation (Hill & Watson, 2011). Also a useful definition of reflection has been referred to as the examination of an issue of concern, as a consequence of experience, creating clarity and meaning in terms of self, and which results in a change of perspective ( Boyd & Fales, 1983).
Dayer-Berenson, L. (2014). Cultural competencies for nurses: Impact on health and illness, 2nd edition. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett. ISBN: 1-978-1-4496-8807-3