Worldview Discussion

Worldview is our perception of how the world works. It includes issues such as moral and ethical reasoning, social relationships, and communications. Healthcare professionals need to take a person’s worldview into consideration because it affects behaviors, perceptions, communication, and decisions. Some decisions are made daily, such as whether to take a medication or not, but major health decisions, such as beginning and end-of-life decisions, are also subject to the patient’s worldview.

Discussion 2:

For the assigned culture (see below):

  • Discuss some of the key components of the culture’s worldview
  • Explain how these views relate to health
  • Explore and describe how the worldview of the patient and the nurse impact professional nursing practice

Part 1: Minimum of 250 words

Hispanic and Latino Americans

Part 2: Minimum of 250 words

American Indian and Alaskan Natives

Part 3: Minimum of 250 words

African Americans


Use APA format in your posts.

Please see the grading rubric.  Make sure to include at least three (3) references (one may be from your text; the others must be from an appropriate source) to support your post and responses to two (2) peers.

General Information and Sites Covering Many Cultures

Relevant Websites

Culture, Language, and Health Literacy (Links to an external site.)

Diversity Resources (Links to an external site.)

Institute on Multicultural Health (Links to an external site.)

Multicultural Health Institute

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (Links to an external site.)

National Center for Health Statistics (Links to an external site.)

Office of Adolescent Health

Office of Minority Health

Office of Women’s Health

Programs for Multicultural Health

U.S. Census Bureau (Links to an external site.)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration

Cultural Competence Resources for Healthcare Providers

Culture-Specific Websites

Asian American Health (Links to an external site.)

Black or African American Populations (Links to an external site.)

Indian Health Service

The Migrant/Seasonal Farmworker (Links to an external site.)

National Alliance for Hispanic Health

National Congress of American Indians