cultural competence in the health history and physical examination

Veronica, a 5-month-old girl with Down syndrome, and her family are being seen for a healthy checkup. The parents express concern about Veronica’s growth and her color. They are worried that her lips turn blue while she is eating.

  • As a culturally competent nurse, what knowledge would be critical in assessing the child and family health?
  • Describe the importance of nurses understanding the genetics of Down syndrome prior to interacting with the child and family.

Imagine the primary concern you would have if you were the parents.

Read chapter 3 of the class textbook and review the attached PowerPoint presentation. Present your assignment in an APA format word document, APA required font attached to the forum in the discussion tab of the blackboard titled “Week 1 discussion questions” and the SafeAssign exercise in the assignment tab of the blackboard which is a mandatory requirement. A minimum of 3 evidence-based references (besides the class textbook) no older than 5 years must be used. The writer clearly and effectively responds to all parts of the assignment. The writer identifies two course competencies appropriate to the topic chosen. The writer provides a thorough and comprehensive evaluation of how the nursing topic applies to two course competencies. It is clear that the writer has a comprehensive understanding of the topic and how it supports course competencies.

The chosen topic is clear and the evaluation is supported by detailed examples, cited references, and accurate information for both course competencies.

The introduction is inviting, states the main topic, and provides an overview of the paper. Information is relevant and presented in a logical order. The conclusion is strong.

The assignment consistently follows current APA format and is free from errors in formatting, citation, and references. No grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors. All sources are cited and referenced correctly.

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