DIVERSITY Discussion 6

Aggregate for Cultural-Specific Groups 5


Read and watch the lecture resources & materials below early in the week to help you respond to the discussion questions and to complete your assignment(s).

(Note: The citations below are provided for your research convenience. You should always cross reference the current APA guide for correct styling of citations and references in your academic work.)

Read

  • Purnell, L. (2013).
    • Chapters 14, 22, & 23

Supplemental Materials & Resources

  1. Todorova, I. L., Tejada, S., & Castaneda-Sceppa, C. (2014). Perspectives of Puerto Rican adults about heart health and a potential community program. American Journal of Health Education, 45(2), 76-85.
    doi:10.1080/19325037.2013.875961
  2. Krzymiska-Siemaszko, R., Mossakowska, M., Skalska, A., KlichRczka, A., Tobis, S., Szybalska, A., & … Wieczorowska-Tobis, K. (2015). Social and economic correlates of malnutrition in Polish elderly population: The results of PolSenior study. Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, 19(4), 397-402. doi:10.1007/s12603-014-0572-7
  3. Hammer, C., Rodriguez, B., Lawrence, F., & Miccio, A. (2007). Puerto Rican mothers’ beliefs and home literacy practices. Language, Speech & Hearing Services in Schools, 38(3), 216-224.
  4. Msko, M., Gil-Martinez, F., & Schulz, H. (2013). Cross-cultural opening in German outpatient mental healthcare service: An exploratory study of structural and procedural aspects. Clinical Psychology &
    Psychotherapy, 20(5), 434-446. doi:10.1002/cpp.178                                                                                                  After studying Module 6: Lecture Materials & Resources, discuss the following: Hyde Pfiefer, a retired 70-year-old German American, has lived in the United States for the last 50 years. A widower of 5 years, Mr. Pfiefer prepares his own meals following his wifes recipes from the old country. Nine months ago, Mr. Pfiefer was told that his cholesterol is elevated, and he was instructed about a low-fat diet. His most recent test results show his values to be unchanged.                              1. Discuss the meaning of food in the German culture.2. Using the predominant health beliefs of people of German ancestry, how might you help Mr. Pfiefer reduce his cholesterol level? 

Submission Instructions:

  • Your initial post should be at least 500 words, formatted and cited in current APA style with support from at least 2 academic sources.  Your initial post is worth 8 points.
  • You should respond to at least two of your peers by extending, refuting/correcting, or adding additional nuance to their posts. Your reply posts are worth 2 points (1 point per response.) Due date Saturday same week after peer posts.
  • All replies must be constructive and use literature where possible.

Grading Rubric 


Your assignment will be graded according to the grading rubric.

Discussion Rubric
Criteria Ratings Points

Identification of Main Issues, Problems, and Concepts

Distinguished – 5 points
Identify and demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the issues, problems, and concepts.

Excellent – 4 points
Identifies and demonstrate an accomplished understanding of most of issues, problems, and concepts.

Fair – 2 points
Identifies and demonstrate an acceptable understanding of most of issues, problems, and concepts.

Poor – 1 point
Identifies and demonstrate an unacceptable understanding of most of issues, problems, and concepts.

5 points

Use of Citations, Writing Mechanics and APA Formatting Guidelines

Distinguished – 3 points
Effectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. Exceptional use of citations and extended referencing. High level of APA precision and free of grammar and spelling errors.

Excellent – 2 points
Effectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. Moderate use of citations and extended referencing. Moderate level of APA precision and free of grammar and spelling errors.

Fair – 1 point
Ineffectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. Moderate use of citations and extended referencing. APA style and writing mechanics need more precision and attention to detail.

Poor – 0 points
Ineffectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. An unacceptable use of citations and extended referencing. APA style and writing mechanics need serious attention.

3 points
Response to Posts of Peers

Distinguished – 2 points
Student constructively responded to two other posts and either extended, expanded or provided a rebuttal to each.

Fair – 1 point
Student constructively responded to one other post and either extended, expanded or provided a rebuttal.

Poor – 0 points
Student provided no response to a peer’s post.

 

2 points
Total Points  10

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