Crisis Management

Discussion – Week 8COLLAPSE

During a Crisis—Early Interventions

Early crisis intervention requires rapid responses, assessment, and intervention. Your crisis plan should include information about the demographics of the region, including numbers of people with mental health and physical considerations, approximate number of children and elderly, and information on other special populations. With this information in hand, the initial assessment during a crisis is focused on immediate client needs and physical safety. A survivor’s previous crisis experience or other pre-existing psychological or physical conditions should be included. Aspects of crisis intervention that differ from therapy include short or brief interventions or therapy involving problem-solving techniques. Gathering information about a client’s social systems is important for the client’s safety and support for problem-solving. Also, in most types of crises, interventions taken by counselors are more directive than they would normally be with individual clients. Referrals may be made for housing, clothing, food, and other basic essentials for living. Other early interventions, such case management, include needs assessment, care planning (such as housing), implementation, and regular review. These referral issues are crucial because, depending upon the scope of the crisis, survivors may not be able to return to work or to their homes for an extended period of time.

To prepare for this Discussion:

  • Choose a natural disaster other than Hurricane Katrina, and research the demographics for the area where the disaster occurred. Think about the populations affected by the natural disaster you chose as you review the following materials.
  • Review Chapters 5, 8, and 13 in your course text, Crisis Intervention Strategies, paying particular attention to the various types of interventions associated with different populations.
  • Review the article, “Integrating Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use Disorder,” focusing on the methods of and rational for integrating PTSD and substance use disorder interventions.
  • Review the article, “The Monsters in My Head: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and the Child Survivor of Sexual Abuse,” and think about the complications and dynamics added to a recent crisis when childhood sexual abuse is in the client’s history.
  • Review the article, “Validity of the Suicide Assessment Checklist in an Emergency Crisis Center” and consider how assessing for suicide is made even more complex during and after a crisis situation.
  • Review the article, “Risk Factors for Suicidality Among Clients with Schizophrenia,” and again think about how mental illness might contribute to suicidality during and after a crisis situation.
  • Review the article, “Predictors of Depression and Anxiety Among International Students,” and consider additional stress factors for this population.
  • Now concentrate more closely on the natural disaster you chose and think about early interventions related to PTSD in children, adults, and special populations and how they might contribute to stabilization of survivors.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 4 a brief description of the natural disaster you chose. Then provide three PTSD-related early interventions that might contribute to the stabilization of survivors in the specific natural disaster you chose. Explain how and why they might work.

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Topic in full:

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Part 1 Name the business and Summarize your findings, as well as providing your business name in a short report ;
Part 2 Complete Critical Thinking Exercises (4-1)&(4-2);
Part 3 CREATE YOUR OWN customer survey specifically for your business.


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Discussion Wk 3 Hrm599

This is a discussion not a paper. I need 2 nice paragraphs with 150 words in each paragraph and 1 up to date reference. ORIGINAL work. the video is at  YouTube.  (2020).  HR Basics:  Recruitment.  Retrieved from YouTube video located at


Based on your review, please respond to the following:

Specifically focus on the 3 essential concepts of recruitment and select any one of the concepts to discuss. After discussing, explain to the management team why it is critical to effectively implement your chosen concept.

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SOCW 6090

Week 8: Feeding and Eating Disorders, Somatic Symptom Disorders, and Other Related Disorders

Both eating disorders and somatic symptom disorders involve a mind-body relationship. However, those living with somatic disorders tend to be highly sensitized to their body experiences in a different way than those with eating disorders. While eating disorders can cause individuals to lose their interoceptive awareness of the body, those with somatic disorders tend to have a magnified awareness, often coupled with preoccupation and a high level of anxiety that is deemed to be excessive to the cause.

These spectrums of illness require that social workers take an early-intervention, multidisciplinary, and biopsychosocial approach to treatment to be successful in supporting recovery. Both require knowledge and extensive communication with medical providers and other specialists. That priority for interdisciplinary knowledge and teamwork increases in importance given the mortality rates of eating disorders and the mind-body factors in both.

This week you analyze the impact of living with an eating disorder and the problems (nutritional, medical, social, and psychological) in the recovery process. You also consider current societal influences that impact the onset, recognition, and recovery process for eating disorders and somatic symptom disorders.

Learning Objectives

Students will:
  • Analyze the impact of the digital age and social influences on eating disorders
  • Analyze biopsychosocial treatment strategies for eating disorders
  • Apply advocacy strategies within an interprofessional treatment approach
  • Analyze treatment strategies for clients with somatization disorders
  • Analyze challenges with power and privilege during diagnosis

Learning Resources

Required Readings

American Psychiatric Association. (2013h). Feeding and eating disorders. In Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: Author. doi:10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596.dsm10

Khalsa, S. S., Portnoff, L. C., McCurdy-McKinnon, D., & Feusner, J. D. (2017). What happens after treatment? A systematic review of relapse, remission, and recovery in anorexia nervosa. Journal of Eating Disorders, 5(20), 1–12. doi:10.1186/s40337-017-0145-3

Lewis, B., & Nicholls, D. (2016). Behavioural eating disorders. Paediatrics and Child Health, 26(12), 519–526. doi:10.1016/j.paed.2016.08.005

American Psychiatric Association. (2013q). Somatic symptom and related disorders. In Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: Author. doi:10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596.dsm09

Brown, P., Lyson, M., & Jenkins, T. (2011). From diagnosis to social diagnosis. Social Science & Medicine, 73(6), 939–943. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.05.031

Kaltura Media Uploader (HTML)

Required Media

Accessible player –Downloads–Download Video w/CCDownload AudioDownload TranscriptLaureate Education (Producer). (2018d). Psychopathology and diagnosis for social work practice podcast: Feeding and eating disorder and somatic symptom disorders [Audio podcast]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

TEDx Talks. (2016b, June 29). Starving for the good: An anorexic’s search for meaning and perfection | Elisabeth Huh | TedxUChicago [Video file]. Retrieved from

TEDx Talks. (2013b, October 21). An epidemic of beauty sickness | Renee Engeln | TedxUConn 2013 [Video file]. Retrieved from

TED Conferences, LLC (Producer). (2016). What happens when you have a disease doctors can’t diagnose [Video file]. Retrieved from

Optional Resources

Axelsson, E., Andersson, E., Ljótsson, B., Finn, D. W., & Hedman, E. (2016). The health preoccupation diagnostic interview: Inter-rater reliability of a structured interview for diagnostic assessment of DSM-5 somatic symptom disorder and illness anxiety disorder. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 45 (4), 259–269. doi:10.1080/16506073.2016.1161663

Marzilli, E., Cerniglia, L., & Cimino, S. (2018). A narrative review of binge eating disorder in adolescence: Prevalence, impact, and psychological treatment strategies. Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics, 2018(9), 17–30. doi:10.2147/AHMT.S148050

Vartanian, L. R., Trewartha, T., & Vanman, E. J. (2016). Disgust predicts prejudice and discrimination toward individuals with obesity. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 46(6), 369–375. doi:10.1111/jasp.12370

Document: Suggested Further Reading for SOCW 6090 (PDF)

Note: This is the same document introduced in Week 1.

Optional Media

Sagey, L., & Blair, R. (Producers). (n.d.). Anorexia: What therapists and parents need to know [Video file]. Retrieved March 22, 2018, from

Discussion: The Complexity of Eating Disorder Recovery in the Digital Age

Through this week’s Learning Resources, you become aware not only of the prevalence of factors involved in the treatment of eating disorders, but also the societal, medical, and cultural influences that help individuals develop and sustain the unhealthy behaviors related to an eating disorder. These behaviors have drastic impacts on health. In clinical practice, social workers need to know about the resources available to clients living with an eating disorder and be comfortable developing interdisciplinary, individualized treatment plans for recovery that incorporate medical and other specialists.

For this Discussion, you focus on guiding clients through treatment and recovery.

To prepare:

  • Review the Learning Resources on experiences of living with an eating disorder, as well as social and cultural influences on the disorder.
  • Read the case provided by your instructor for this week’s Discussion.
By Day 3

Post a 300- to 500-word response in which you address the following:

  • Provide the full DSM-5 diagnosis for the client. Remember, a full diagnosis should include the name of the disorder, ICD-10-CM code, specifiers, severity, and the Z codes (other conditions that may be a focus of clinical attention). Keep in mind a diagnosis covers the most recent 12 months.
  • Explain the diagnosis by matching the symptoms identified in the case to the specific criteria for the diagnosis.
  • Explain why it is important to use an interprofessional approach in treatment. Identity specific professionals you would recommend for the team, and describe how you might best utilize or focus their services.
  • Explain how you would use the client’s family to support recovery. Include specific behavioral examples.
  • Select and explain an evidence-based, focused treatment approach that you might use in your part of the overall treatment plan.
  • Explain how culture and diversity influence these disorders. Consider how gender, age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and/or ethnicity/race affect the experience of living with an eating disorder.

Note: You do not need to include an APA reference to the DSM-5 in your response. However, your response should clearly be informed by the DSM-5, demonstrating an understanding of the risks and benefits of treatment to the client. You do need to include an APA reference for the treatment approach and any other resources you use to support your response.

By Day 6

Respond to at least two colleagues who identified a treatment strategy that differs from yours in the following ways:

  • Explain whether you agree or disagree with your colleague’s treatment strategy.
  • Explain additional cultural influences that your colleague should consider when addressing the specific eating disorder they identified.

Response 1

Francisco Adame WK 8 DiscussionCOLLAPSE

(F50.02) Anorexia Nervosa, Binge-eating/purging type

(F33.0) Major Depressive Disorder, Mild, With anxious distress

(Z56.9) Other Problem Related to Employment

Karen meet the diagnosis for Anorexia Nervosa, Binge-eating/purging type based on the symptoms of frequent use of laxatives and purging to keep her weight down, has binged several times per month since she was 17 years old, constantly tries to keep her weight down and wants to not struggle with it, and there is lack of recognition of the seriousness of the problem as she says her weigh is monitored to make sure she remains healthy. She is displaying depressive signs and symptoms of depressed mood, anger, irritability, insomnia, and suicide risk is elevated in anorexia nervosa which she’s had ideation. Criteria for Major Depressive Disorder, Mild with anxious distress is met based on depressed mood, feeling of sadness and hopelessness, insomnia, irritability, diminished ability to concentrate, recurrent suicidal ideation without a specific plan or attempt and psychomotor agitations presented as feelings of restlessness. Other problems related to employment as she is having occupation problems in the work environment describing it as a stressful job, difficulty concentrating at work, and altercations with coworkers.

The importance of the interprofessional approach in treatment is that her disorder can be addressed alongside a team. It is best practice to have collaborative care for eating disorders as it has become standard practice with the inclusion of nutritional rehabilitation, counseling, medical monitoring with an emphasis on good professional relationships, and open communication to seek common goals (Dejesse, & Zelman, 2013). Having the primary care provider, nutritionist as part of the team to consult regarding health can healthier ways a diet can prevent from affecting her phsyciological health. The family can be used as support through the process to encourage healthy eating, model behavior, and help her healthily manage her weight and diet.

A treatment approach would be Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Eating Disorder (CBT-E) which utilizes specific strategies and a flexible series of sequence therapeutic processes to active at both cognitive and behavioral changes, as It modifies thinking rather than direct cognitive restructuring. It identifies the key aspects of the eating disorder and targets them to bring down those supporting aspects for the eating disorder through four defined stages (Murphy, Straebler, Cooper, & Fairburn, 2010). This modality is effective for eating disorders compared to others like family-based treatment (Craig, Waine, Wilson, & Waller, 2019). Additionally, CBT is effective in reducing depressive thoughts in major depressive disorder. This can be used to change the patters of behaviors regarding her eating disorder but also improve her depressive mood, improving her overall wellbeing in conjunction with other treatments.

These disorders are present in culturally and socially diverse populations, Anorexia nervosa is most prevalent in post-industrialized, high-income countries like the Unites States appearing the lowest among Latinos, African Americans, and Asians. MDD has been a higher prevalence in females with a higher suicide attempt rate. (Markey, 2004) mentions family is the mechanism through which the majority of cultural lessons are learned, dietary norms are learned through interactions and eating behaviors are provided meaning. This culturally influenced familial context is defined by parents’ past experiences, traditions, and habits, with different cultural groups maintaining different patterns.


Craig, M., Waine, J., Wilson, S., & Waller, G. (2019). Optimizing treatment outcomes in adolescents with eating disorders: The potential role of cognitive-behavioral therapy. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 52(5), 538–542.

Dejesse, L. D., & Zelman, D. C. (2013). Promoting optimal collaboration between mental health providers and nutritionists in the treatment of eating disorders. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention, 21(3), 185–205.

Response 2

selina mccray SOCW 6090 WK 8COLLAPSE

Karen is a 23-year-old Caucasian single female who came in as a voluntary intake. Karen lives with a 24-year-old female roommate in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has a bachelor’s degree in Art History and is employed by a major hotel that has an art gallery. Karen was born and raised in Virginia and moved to Las Vegas 1 1/2 years ago for employment. Roommate thinks that something is wrong, and she need to address it. Karen admitted to purging and frequent use of laxatives to try and keep her weight down since she was 17 years old. Karen reported that she has a very stressful job, difficulty concentrating at work, several altercations with coworkers, under stress due to applying for her master’s degree in art history and difficulties with her boyfriend.


296.99 (F34.81) Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder: Sad mood with some disheveled.

300.02 (F41.1) Generalized Anxiety: difficulty concentrating and staying on task.

307.51 (F50.2) Bulimia Nervosa (Mild): Purging since age of 17 years

Z63.0 Relationship Distress with Intimate Partner.

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Assignment: Somatic Symptom Disorders

Individuals with somatic symptom disorders tend to have considerable difficulty with how they experience and appraise their bodily symptoms. The illness and the dysfunctional focus and behavior around the illness can assume a central role in the person’s life.

Somatic symptom disorders were originally thought of as “hysterical,” without legitimate medical causation, or as hypochondriasis. Though thinking has changed, negative judgments about unfounded illnesses can still be attached to individuals with these disorders. The boundary between medical and emotional problems can be further blurred. In some cases, an individual labeled with one of these illnesses may simply be experiencing a developing medical condition that has not yet been well defined. For all of these reasons, social workers need to take particular care in diagnosing somatic symptom disorders and in providing a fully biopsychosocial and multidisciplinary approach.

In this Assignment, you describe what that approach might look like for one client.

To prepare:

  • Imagine that Jennifer Brea, whose TEDTalk (TED Conferences, LLC, 2016) you watched, is referred to you for ongoing supportive therapy when her psychiatry consultant decides that she does not have a conversion disorder. Despite the psychiatrist’s opinion, her primary care physician ignores that consult and labels Jennifer with the conversion disorder anyway. Be sure to investigate what the ‘conversion’ diagnosis means when responding.
  • Record your presentation using Personal Capture (record audio, video, and screen). See Kaltura Media Uploader in left-hand navigation menu in course for directions on recording and uploading media.
By Day 7

Submit a 5-minute recorded PowerPoint (5–7 slides) in which you address the following:

  • Explain in a concise professional manner how you would conduct your first meeting with Jennifer. Identify specific steps you would take to understand her circumstance and needs.
  • Explain how you would proceed with her medical team in terms of advocacy for her as a client believed to have this condition.
  • Explain why you would need to take a biopsychosocial approach to her ongoing care.
  • Explain what social, family, vocational, Internet, and medical supports you would explore to help with her longer-term stabilization.
  • Analyze the controversy in diagnosing a mental disorder based on unexplained physical symptoms. Within your analysis, consider how power and privilege influence who provides the diagnoses and which groups are more likely to be diagnosed with certain disorders. Explain your thoughts on this debate.

Support your presentation with research and references to scholarly literature.

Include a transcript and/or edit closed captioning in your presentation to ensure your presentation is accessible to colleagues of differing abilities.

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Education And The Use Of Medical Technology: A Qualitative Descriptive Study.

I am conducting a research study on Education in Medical Surgical Technology. I need YOUR help. Your participation will involve completing a web-based questionnaire available with any computer.

As a participant You will log on to the SurveyMonkey to review and accept the terms of the informed consent form to be able to continue. As a participant, you may decide to withdraw prior to, during, or after completing the questionnaire. The time commitment for completing the Questionnaire is between 20 to 30 minutes.

The purpose of this research study is to obtain information about the experiences of surgical personnel who learn new, advanced, medical-surgical technology through in-services to acquire the acquired level of skill competency. Participants in the proposed study must meet the following criteria:

(a) to qualify, you will have experience working in surgery center, (b) will have attended in-services and on-the-job trainings on new technologies within the last two to three years.

The researcher will attempt to ensure that you have had experience with in-person/team-based training as well as technologically mediated training. In that way you can speak meaningfully about the advantages and disadvantages of either an in-services or on-the-job trainings.

Anyone who is under 18 years of age, or does not fit these criteria does not qualify.

If you, by any chance, know of anyone who may be qualified, please pass this on to them. Thank you.

Although there may be no direct benefit to you, a possible benefit from this study is that the study may shed light on the means of enhancing knowledge and skill acquisition regarding the use of the modern technology. Participants may gain insight to the most effective training approach in operating room which may improve performance of surgical staff resulting in benefits to surgical patients as success rates in surgical procedures increase because of an effective training approach.

I need at least 10 volunteers for my study whose names will remain anonymous.

Here’s the link to the questionnaire on SurveyMonkey website: 

I want a tutor who can help in the administration of this survey and analyse the data obtained from the survey to be used in my final dissertation

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SOCW 6111 Post Responses – Self-Reflection And Awareness – Post Responses

Exploring the reasons for wanting to be in social work and examining your motives for choosing a career of helping others is very important. Your background, including childhood experiences, may be instrumental in bringing you into the field of social work. Understanding the possible connection and working to resolve any underlying unresolved issues is essential to becoming an effective social worker. While working with a client, you must strive to be objective, but in the end we are all human with past hurtful experiences that can impact our ability to effectively work with clients. While complete objectivity is impossible and not expected, it is necessary to self-reflect and become aware of when a situation or a certain personality type causes you to react in an unprofessional manner. Understanding potential internal and external barriers you and your client bring to the room will assist you in balancing an appropriate empathetic response with proper objectivity.

For this Discussion, review the Geller & Greenberg (2012) article and the program case study for the Petrakis family, and view the corresponding video.

Respond to the colleagues and suggest alternate ways the intern might overcome barriers:

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Quiz Instructions

  • This assignment is in quiz format and is based on information covered in Chapter 1 and 2.
  • You will be asked 3 questions and be required to do additional research for each question.
  • You are tasked with demonstrating critical thinking and providing depth and scope to your answers.
  • For full credit, your answer to question one should be a minimum of 2 paragraphs and question two should have a minimum of three factors within each analysis item of your SWOT analysis.
  • There is no time limit.


The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the leading professional association for HR. Figure 1-10 provides a summary of the SHRM competency framework.  Go to the SHRM website and spend time reviewing the information provided.  (Links to an external site.)

Complete the following:

(1). Find and discuss an article discussed under the “Trends and Forcasting” section. (Click on HR Today on the top, under Trends and Forecasting you will see Research and Surveys).

(2). What information would be useful to you on this website? Would you find value in a student membership? Why or Why not?


Chapter 2 outlines environmental scanning and how to evaluate internal and external environmental conditions.  From a Human Resource (HR) perspective, a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) is critical in strategic planning and preparation for the employees.

You are in charge of the HR team at your organization (or previous organization); the CEO has tasked you with providing a strategical SWOT analysis, from a HR perspective, at the next Board of Directors’ meeting.  Please share your HR perspective SWOT analysis that you will deliver during the strategic planning meeting.

Your need to outline a minimum of three factors within each area of your SWOT analysis.


Outline factors affecting external workforce availability.  Then, research these factors to determine how a human resources team or individual can mitigate the factors your outlined.  Your research needs to include a reference that supports your mitigation plan.

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Evidence-Based Project, Part 4. Clinical Appraisal Of Research

Assignment: Evidence-Based Project, Part 4: Critical Appraisal of Research

Realtors rely on detailed property appraisals—conducted using appraisal tools—to assign market values to houses and other properties. These values are then presented to buyers and sellers to set prices and initiate offers.

Research appraisal is not that different. The critical appraisal process utilizes formal appraisal tools to assess the results of research to determine value to the context at hand. Evidence-based practitioners often present these findings to make the case for specific courses of action.

In this Assignment, you will use an appraisal tool to conduct a critical appraisal of published research. You will then present the results of your efforts.

To Prepare:

  • Reflect on the four peer-reviewed articles you selected in Module 2 and the four systematic reviews (or other filtered high- level evidence) you selected in Module 3.
  • Reflect on the four peer-reviewed articles you selected in Module 2 and analyzed in Module 3.
  • Review and download the Critical Appraisal Tool Worksheet Template provided in the Resources.

The Assignment (Evidence-Based Project)

Part 4A: Critical Appraisal of Research

Conduct a critical appraisal of the four peer-reviewed articles you selected by completing the Evaluation Table within the Critical Appraisal Tool Worksheet Template. Choose a total of four peer- reviewed articles that you selected related to your clinical topic of interest in Module 2 and Module 3.

Note: You can choose any combination of articles from Modules 2 and 3 for your Critical Appraisal. For example, you may choose two unfiltered research articles from Module 2 and two filtered research articles (systematic reviews) from Module 3 or one article from Module 2 and three articles from Module 3. You can choose any combination of articles from the prior Module Assignments as long as both modules and types of studies are represented.

Part 4B: Critical Appraisal of Research

Based on your appraisal, in a 1-2-page critical appraisal, suggest a best practice that emerges from the research you reviewed. Briefly explain the best practice, justifying your proposal with APA citations of the research.

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Culture In Nursing DQ 9 Student Reply Martha Gomez


The following post is another student post to wish I have to react. Please add some extra information relate to what the student post. 


Question 1

The provision of culturally competent health care and respond to cultural and linguistic needs of patients is vital in nursing. Healthcare involves responding to not only physical needs of patients but also their emotional needs, values and issues affecting their lives. To effectively respond to these needs the organizations must understand a variety of diversities that include age, culture, gender, ethnicity, race, religion and socioeconomic status (Guerrero, Fenwick & Kong, 2017). As such, there is need for nurses and organizations to be culturally competent in order to provide care that respect the psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural values of patients.

  1. A culturally competent organization provides services that respect and respond

to cultural and linguistic needs of the patients served. Several organizations including the Joint Commission and the America Nurses Association have set up standards of cultural sensitivity for credible organizations. Through the Institute of medicine (IOM), the US government has set up five core competencies that professionals working in a healthcare must address (Andres & Bolye, 2016). These include working in multidisciplinary team, apply quality and offer patient-centered care which takes into consideration the unique culture and language of the client. The sixth standard of the expert panel ten standards of practice for culturally competent nurse requires that healthcare organizations should provide structures and resources necessary for evaluation and meeting the culturally and linguistically appropriate needs of their diverse clients (Andres & Bolye, 2016). The joint commission also has standards for culturally and linguistically appropriate care. These standards require that organizational leadership create and maintain a culture that promotes safety and quality in an organization, meets patients’ needs. The standards requires that patients receive information in a manner they understand which means the language must be appropriate. There are also national standards for culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Healthcare.

b. These standards are meant to respond to challenges that people face when they need to seek healthcare away from their cultures and language. One of the major challenges in living in living in a foreign country is to get assimilated into the new culture. Studies shows that assimilation into the new culture may have impact on mental health due to stress encountered in learning the values, practices and believes in the new culture. Language barrier makes it hard for the individual to seek essential services.

c. Failure to adhere to standards for cultural sensitivity is related with health inequalities. There are differences in incidence mortality rates prevalence and burden of disease among specific population groups in the country.

Question 2

a. The culture of an organization affects its ability to deliver culturally competent care. Most of all, it affects education about cultural needs. An organizational culture determine whether education is valued within an organization and the type of assistance that is offered to promote education about cultural needs. An organizational culture determines the availability of efforts to facilitate provision of education that considers cultural caring values, symbols, beliefs and references for a diverse people.

b. There are three major steps towards becoming a culturally competent organizations. The first element is the analyses of data in communities to get an understanding of the cultural and linguistic composition therein. It is only in understanding a community that the different cultures therein can be identified and appropriate care provided. Secondly, there is communication of the findings to determine the priority areas that needs to be addressed (Brach, 2017). Thirdly, there is education of staff about the needs of the community and developing the appropriate programs to meet the needs of the community.

Question 3

There are similarities in the standards of culturally competent organizations provided by different organizations.  For example, the 2014 Joint Commission Standards addressing Culture require that patient’s right to receive information in a manner that they understand.

a. Similarly, the ANA requires that nurse administrators protect the rights of patients in healthcare including that of getting clear information during treatment thus requiring that the language used be appropriate.

b. The AMA promotes culturally appropriate education for healthcare personnel that will enable them effectively deliver treatment to a variety of communities (Jernigan et al., 2016). This is similar to the National Standards for culturally and linguistically appropriate care.

c. In a similar manner, the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) maintain that for a healthcare provide to be culturally competent, they must employ patent centered care which emphasize on the need for understanding information given affecting their care. Another similarity observed in the standards is the high focus on the patients and their needs. The primary focus of the standards is to ensure that patients receive care that is appropriate and results in the highest possible health standards. As such, the standards mention the patients in their statements.

On the other hand, each of the standards by these organizations are unique and present differences. The main differences in the standards are attributable to whom they are directed. For example, being primarily directed to nurses, the ANA standards mainly give directives to nurses and nurse managers on how to promote cultural competence within the organizations they work. Similarly, the AMA standards target doctors and physicians in organizations. The national standards for culturally and linguistically appropriate Services are designed for the general healthcare. The joint commission requires hospital leadership to be responsible for the provision of standards of care that are culturally appropriate. The IHI requires a consulted effort by hospital administration and healthcare professionals in providing culturally competent care.


Andres, A.M. & Bolye, J.S. (2016).  Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care (7th ed.).  ISBN 978-1-4511-9397-8

Brach, C. (2017). The journey to become a health literate organization: A snapshot of health system improvement. Studies in health technology and informatics240, 203.

Guerrero, E. G., Fenwick, K., & Kong, Y. (2017). Advancing theory development: exploring the leadership–climate relationship as a mechanism of the implementation of cultural competence. Implementation Science12(1), 133.

Jernigan, V. B. B., Hearod, J. B., Tran, K., Norris, K. C., & Buchwald, D. (2016). An examination of cultural competence training in US medical education guided by the tool for assessing cultural competence training. Journal of health disparities research and practice9(3), 150.

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Global Initiatives

Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

The Chairwoman of Board of Directors has selected you to lead the effort to create an international internship program for your organization. You will be leading a cross-cultural virtual team, including the vice president (VP) of human resources and department heads from all areas of the organization from its locations throughout the United States. The team is responsible for developing a 3-month summer program for 50 international interns. The international interns will be selected from university programs in their home country, will travel to the organization’s U.S. locations, will live and work in the United States, and then may have the potential to be offered a permanent position with the organization.

Using the Bloomberg Businessweek B-school connection program, research global organizational culture and respond to the following questions:

  • What best practices do you recommend for leading a virtual cross-cultural team? What is the difference between leading a U.S.-based virtual cross-cultural team and a global virtual cross-cultural team?
  • What are the legal or regulatory factors that the team needs to consider for the interns to be employed in the United States?
  • How will the organization onboard the interns and introduce them to U.S. culture? What types of activities can be hosted for the interns to celebrate their diversity?
  • What are the benefits of the international internship program to the interns and to the organization?

Provide a reference list at the end of your primary task response of at least 5 articles from Bloomberg Businessweek B-school connection program, and include in-text citations for the articles in APA format.

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