Sample Health Care Essay Assignment on Assignment #2: Building Bridges and Promoting a Culture of Diversity

Instructions /Resources/ Rubric

Assignment #2: Building Bridges and Promoting a Culture of Diversity

Instructions:

Having briefly explored diversity, you are gaining an increased awareness and appreciation for the multi-dimensional environment that contemporary members of the Health Care Team operate within. Canada is becoming increasingly diverse in all aspects of ethnicity, race, age, ability, gender, sexual orientation, and social class. As Health Administrative Assistants, you are expected to not only be efficient and empathetic, but able to comfortably navigate the diverse environment you face with professional sensitivity and compassion.

March is Indigenous Awareness Month, and as such, this assignment focuses on influencing the health care experience of Indigenous patients. A brief series of five video backgrounders for Indigenous awareness may be found on the Alberta Health Services website here at this address: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/page7634.aspx

While our indigenous populations have the fastest growth rates among identified groups in Canada, unfortunately, they have some of the lowest levels of social determinants https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/health-promotion/population-health/what-determines-health.html

This has resulted in many indigenous populations being among the most marginalized populations, and are often reluctant to access health care services. A landmark case of the health care system failing an Indigenous patient is that of Joyce Echaquan, who died in a Joliette, Quebec hospital. A brief overview of her story may be found here https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/joyce-echaquan-s-death-highlights-systemic-racism-in-health-care-experts-say-1.5132146

In an essay of not less than 500 words, address the following – Why is the concept of diversity, inclusion and equity important in health care, and what does this look like from the perspective of your administrative team, as a Health Administrative Assistant?”

Ensure to use your module resources and additional research.

Rubric:

Criteria Level 3 Level 2 Level 1 Level 0 Criterion Score
Reflection and Insight: Assignment provides evidence of insight and reflective depth regarding key concepts. 3 points

Exemplary.

2 points

Acceptable.

1 point

Does not meet minimum criteria.

0 points

Not done/evidence of academic dishonesty or plagiarism.

Score of Reflection and Insight: Assignment provides evidence of insight and reflective depth regarding key concepts.,

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Content and Application: Directions are followed with inclusion of each component. Clear application and understanding of key concepts, with supporting examples/illustrations provided. 3 points

Exemplary.

2 points

Acceptable.

 

1 point

Does not meet minimum criteria.

0 points

Not done/evidence of academic dishonesty or plagiarism.

Score of Content and Application: Directions are followed with inclusion of each component. Clear application and understanding of key concepts, with supporting examples/illustrations provided.,

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Structure: The content is organized, concisely presented, and easily understood with appropriate grammar and spelling. Appropriate citing and referencing according to APA 7th edition (if required). 3 points

Exemplary.

2 points

Acceptable.

1 point

Does not meet minimum criteria.

0 points

Not done/evidence of academic dishonesty or plagiarism.

Score of Structure: The content is organized, concisely presented, and easily understood with appropriate grammar and spelling. Appropriate citing and referencing according to APA 7th edition (if required).,

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