Discuss Risks with Stereotypes School

Discuss Risks with Stereotypes School
Discuss: Risks with Stereotypes School

Question Description
Step 1 Post a response to the discussion board. In your post, respond to the following prompts:

Select and share one formal poverty stereotype.
Compare the definition to your own stereotype definition.
Explain two common stereotypes associated with at-risk and vulnerable populations.
Describe the implications for providing culturally sensitive nursing care when stereotypes go unchecked.
Step 2 Read other students’ posts and respond to at least two of them by Friday at 11:59pm MT.

Use your personal experience, if it’s relevant, to support or debate other students’ posts. If differences of opinion occur, debate the issues professionally and provide examples to support opinions.

Cite any sources in APA format.

Peer Discussion (Elizabeth)

“A stereotype is an over-generalized belief about a particular category of people. It is an expectation that people might have about every person of a particular group. The type of expectation can vary; it can be, for example, an expectation about the group’s personality, preferences, or ability” (2020). A stereotype in the healthcare setting is already having a preconceived idea of someone’s history as well as their intent.

I live in Staten Island, New York, which is known to have many issues with opioid addictions. “In 2019, there have been approximately 51 overdose deaths and 107 naloxone saves on Staten Island, according to the latest data available from the office of District Attorney Michael E. McMahon” (klawson@siadvance.com, 2019). That being said, the healthcare workers in the hospital already have an idea that many individuals will be drug seeking.I feel it is very dangerous to already have a feeling that a patient is lying about their pain before even examining them. Pain is subjective meaning to determine someones level of pain you really have to rely on their word. Also, I feel that some healthcare workers also take into consideration where the patient lives and their background. For an example, if the patient is coming from a predominately poorer area, they may already have an idea that they are drug seeking as well.“Racial/ethnic minorities consistently receive less adequate treatment for acute and chronic pain than non-Hispanic whites, even after controlling for age, gender, and pain intensity. Pain intensity underreporting appears to be a major contribution of minority individuals to pain management disparities. The major contribution by physicians to such disparities appears to reflect limited awareness of their own cultural beliefs and stereotypes regarding pain, minority individuals, and use of narcotic analgesics” (KO. Anderson et al).


Stereotype. (2020, September 03). Retrieved September 08, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereotype

Klawson@siadvance.com, K. (2019, September 16). Challenges of opioid addiction on S.I. addressed by lawmakers, stakeholders. Retrieved September 08, 2020, from https://www.silive.com/news/2019/09/opioid-addiction-on-staten-island-task-force-seeking-solutions.html

KO. Anderson, C., KO. Anderson, T., JC. Ballantyne, K., MS. Bates, W., WC. Becker, D., D. Bennett, D., . . . Zola, I. Defining Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Pain Management. Retrieved September 08, 2020, from https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11999-0…

Peer Discussion (Paul Joe)

According to week 9 lesson, “A stereotype is a widely-held, yet simplistic and often inaccurate belief about a group of people”(Stereotype, n.d slide 4 para 1). A formal poverty stereotype is the belief that refugees from Africa are uneducated and poor. Compare to my own stereotype definition, refugees from Africa usually have language barrier upon arrival to the United States, but may not necessarily be uneducated or poor.

As mentioned above, at risk and vulnerable populations usually have the poverty and the “uneducated” stereotypes. Using refugees from DR Congo as a case study, most residents in Ravenna, Ohio stereotyped these refugees as poor because they utilize government housing and assistance programs. Also, due to language barrier and employment in minimum paid jobs, these refugees are often stereotyped as uneducated. However, most of the refugees are professionals such as doctors, nurses, engineers etc. in their home country.

When stereotypes go unchecked, nurses are likely to give less optimal care to at risk or vulnerable populations because of language barrier or cultural differences.


Stereotype, n.d Denver College of Nursing. Retrieved from https://media.pearsoncmg.com/pls/us/edaff/13234559…


Discussion: Risks with Stereotypes School

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.


Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
LopesWrite Policy

For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
Late Policy

The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.

Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.

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