1. You are a nurse working in a labor and delivery unit in a small town near a Native American reservation. Charity, your patient, is about to give birth to her sixth child. Her family does not have health insurance. Normally she would give birth at home; however, her blood pressure is high. Her family is doing a dance to scare away the evil spirits that brought about this medical condition. She is in a lot of pain but refuses an epidural. She believes that pain is something that should be tolerated. There are also about 20 family members present to watch the birth, including all of her children. After the baby is born, she hand-expresses colostrum from her breasts and disposes of it. Additional family members arrive with all sorts of food to celebrate the birth of the baby. (Learning Objectives 5 and 6) A. What are the cultural traits with Charity and her baby that are specific to her Native American culture? B. How would you provide culturally sensitive nursing care to Charity and her baby? Rubric Some Rubric Some Rubric Criteria Ratings Pts This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Structure • Organization • Flow of thought • Transitions • Format 2.0 pts Meets Expectations Paper has a clear organizational structure with some digressions, ambiguities or irrelevances • Easily followed • Basic transitions • Structured format 1.0 pts Needs Improvement • There is some level of organization though digressions, ambiguities, irrelevances are too many • Difficult to follow • Ineffective transitions • Rambling format 0.0 pts Inadequate • There is no apparent organization to the paper. • Difficult to follow • No or poor transitions • No format 2.0 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Grammar/mechanics of criterion sentence structure • punctuation/mechanics 2.0 pts Meets Expectations • Uses complex sentences • Few punctuation or mechanical errors 1.0 pts Needs Improvement • Uses compound sentences • Too many punctuation and/or mechanical errors 0.0 pts Inadequate Uses simple sentences 2.0 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Language • Vocabulary; use of vocabulary • Tone 2.0 pts Meets Expectations • Vocabulary is varied, specific and appropriate • Frequently uses subject specific vocabulary correctly 1.0 pts Needs Improvement • Vocabulary is used properly though sentences may be simple •Infrequently uses subject specific vocabulary correctly •Writers tone exhibit some level of audience sensitivity 0.0 pts Inadequate •Vocabulary is unsophisticated, not used properly in very simple sentences •Uses subject specific vocabulary too sparingly 2.0 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Content/information •Clarity of purpose • Critical and original thought •Use of example 2.0 pts Meets Expectations •Central idea and clarity of purpose are generally evident throughout the essay •Evidence of critical, careful thought and analysis and/or insight •There are good, relevant, supporting examples and evidence 1.0 pts Needs Improvement •The central idea is expressed though it may be vague or too broad; Some sense of purpose is maintained throughout the essay •Some evidence of critical careful thought and analysis and/or insight 0.0 pts Inadequate Central idea and clarity of purpose are absent or incompletely expressed and maintained Little or no evidence of critical, careful thought or analysis and/or insight There are too few, no examples and evidence or they are mostly irrelevant 2.0 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Focus 2.0 pts Meets Expectations Apparent point made about a single topic with sufficient awareness of topic 1.0 pts Needs Improvement Minimal evidence of the topic 0.0 pts Inadequate No evidence of the topic 2.0 pts Total Points: 10.0
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