Part of Unit: Understanding the Patient as a Person
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
This lesson will teach students eleven areas/topics where cultural differences may affect patient care. In addition, the students will provide examples of signs of cultural barriers in some of the topics discussed, regarding cultural differences that may affect patient care.
- one class period
- 90 Minutes
California Career and Technical Education Standards
- HSMT.FS.5.3 Use critical thinking skills to make informed decisions and solve problems.
- HSMT.FS.8.2 Understand the concept and application of ethical and legal behavior consistent ...
- HSMT.FS.8.3 Understand the role of personal integrity and ethical behavior in the workplace.
California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)
Objectives and Goals
- The students will discuss eleven specific examples on how cultural differences affect patient care.
- The students will describe five signs that may indicate a potential cultural barrier exists.
Activities in this Lesson
- Group Work - Hooks / Set
1. I take attendance as the students enter the room and get seated.
2. On the white board I have the following assignment written down. "Describe a Cultural Barrier that you have experienced with a peer, medical personnel, or a teacher and explain how this made you feel."
3. I will instruct the class to work with the student seated next to them and each take turns explaining their experience. I will also instruct the students to write down the Cultural Barrier that their partner shared and I will collect these.
- Whole Group Lecture - Lecture
The students will take notes on the Powerpoint Presentation about eleven specific examples on how cultural differences may affect health care. These notes will be turned in at the end of the unit on Culture and Health Care.
- cultural impact on health care [ Download ] powerpoint presentation
- Review Race and Ethnicity Data - Lecture
I review the various Ethic Groups in the United States, then California, then Santa Barbara and then in our high school. Ideally, this information should come from our latest census results once publicized.
See the following Websites:
United States: www.census.gov
Santa Barbara: santabarbra.areaconnect.com/statistics
High School: See school registrar for information
- Signs of Cultural Barriers - Closure
The students will work in small groups of 4-5 students and use their notes. Each group will be given the attached Worksheet on 5 signs of Cultural Barriers. The groups will then describe a possible Cultural Barrier/Scenario for each of the 5 signs of Cultural Barriers. The Worksheet will have an example scenario for each Cultural Barrier. At the end of this activity, each group will share out the scenarios they developed.
- cultural barrier worksheet [ Download ]
- Assessment Types:
- Journals, Interviews,
For homework, the students will Interview a Family Member and list at least three different types of Stereotyping that their family has encountered, explain the situation and how it made them feel. This will be turned in the following day