Diversity in Healthcare Organizations
As already informed in Module 1, in this course, you will write a Final Paper focusing on diversity in
healthcare organizations. The focus of your paper must be a subculture of people that exists within your
local community. The subculture you chose should represent a minority group. Remember, the term
“minority” in this context refers to more than race.
For example, depending on the community, a minority subculture could be the poor, a religious group, or
another group of people who share a common bond.
By now, you would have discussed with your instructor the subculture you have chosen and any
questions you might have. In this module, you will submit your Final Paper.
You will complete this assignment by responding to the following:
Describe the community you have chosen to write about. What are the demographics of the people who
live there? What types of health services are available? If you live in a very small community, expand the
boundaries of the community to include the hospitals, healthcare providers, etc. used by the people in this
Describe the subculture you have identified in this community. Include the values, beliefs, practices,
and other aspects of culture that influence the health and health practices of the group you have selected.
Identify any specific health problems or health issues experienced by the group. Your description should
be based on the literature and may include your own experiences. Are there any health service programs
available in the community designed to meet the needs of this population?
If you were to create an “ideal system” that would exemplify culturally competent healthcare for this
subculture in your community, what would it be like? Your response should address the community at
large and the entire healthcare continuum as it relates to your subculture. For example, you should
include ambulatory and preventative services such as doctor’s offices, acute care services such as
hospitals, and long term care services such as nursing homes.
Write an 8–10-page paper (using APA format). Your final paper is due by the end of Module 7. Your
the paper will be grading according to the Final Paper Scoring Rubric
Read the Final Paper Scoring Rubric to understand expectations for this assignment. The Final Paper
makes up 30% of the total course grade.