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NURN 3302

Cultural Determinants of Health Behavior

Three semester hours, theory only.Writing Intensive (WIN) course. (FL/SP)

This course synthesizes information about the relationships between cultural phenomena and health behavior and culturally competent nursing care. The meaning and expression of personal health behaviors are examined as consequences of family and community life, set within transcultural frameworks.  The ways and conditions under which individuals define health and illness across the lifespan are articulated.  Environmental  and cultural forces that enhance or reduce the capacity of individuals, families, communities or vulnerable populations to maintain health are analyzed. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301, co-requisite ENGL 1302, or permission of instructor.

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