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Hello, I am in an RN-BSN program and am currently working on an assignment that is difficult for me to complete from here. I need to conduct a "diversity interview" but I live in a very homogenous rural town. Is there any one out there who may consider their background to be diverse who would be willing to take 10-20 minutes and complete a survey? It would be a great help to me and you may even enjoy the opportunity to consider how your background is different from the dominant US culture. Only requirement is that you are a US resident and that you come from an atypical cultural background (this is open to flexible definition)

Thank you.

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mindofmidwifery is a ADN and specializes in ICU Stepdown.

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Did you ask permission from your instructor to get virtual assistance? Also, there's no way to actually tell if someone from here is "multiculturally diverse" since this is an overall anonymous website.

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Yep, they are pretty understanding of the difficulty surrounding finding diversity around here. We are of course encouraged to try first with pt's in our clinical rotations, but have been told if that is not possible any alternative we can find will be accepted.

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NICU Guy has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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So your community consists of entirely White Christians. Cultural differences can be both ethnic and religious. Caring for a Buddhist is different than caring for a Catholic, Mormon, Jehovah's Witness, or Muslim.

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DatMurse has 3 years experience and specializes in Hematology/Oncology.

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Considering I am filipino/colombian I grew up in Sugar Land.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/24/us/what-ethnic-diversity-looks-like-fort-bend.html

Very diverse. I have also lived in Hawaii, Houston, East Texas, and I am now in ND. There is culture not just by country or religion, but also region.

Texas is an odd state of heavily mixed beliefs. Hawaii is very laid back and alot of people there follow holistic care.

ND is... like old world America. People seem to believe in their healthcare. People here are very nice genuinely friendly people that you do not come across often in other parts of the US IMO.

But this is the thing when it comes to physical(Visual) diversity, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, native, Polynesian, whatever. They are their own person. Anytime you go through one of these the people... they are their own person and is not bound by anything they look like. You cannot judge someone based off of how they look. Sometimes they test people off of this. They tried to do that at my job in orientation saying "Make a back story based off of how this guy looks." I stated "I cannot judge this guy based off of a picture. Its not enough to create a story about him."

That was actually what they were trying to get people to realize.

If they say they follow a certain religious belief then that is when you can start making mild assumptions such as dietary etc.

Muslims and Jewish people do not eat pork

Jehovah witness do not take blood products.

Some Catholics would like weekly communion if your hospital provides it. etc.

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Yes. My community consists almost entirely of white Christians. There are of course some rare exceptions but let me put it this way. I have worked inpatient acute care for 1 year at this hospital and I can only remember having non-white patients on 2 occasions.

I live out in a rural "nursing shortage" area. I moved here for the tuition reimbursement. As a Gay man I am the most diversity this county has seen in a long time.

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It's crazy. Almost everyone is related to everyone else. My school is down out of the hills. There is a little more diversity there but it is still " cowboy country". This is a big culture shock for me. I moved here from San Francisco.

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Esme12 has 40 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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What churches/synagog/mosk are in the area? What ethnic restaurants are there?

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Thank you everyone. I was able to get someone from this posting and had my survey completed. To answer the last question there is a babtist church, a Presbyterian church and a few evangelical/non-denominational chuches. There is no "proper" synagogue but I heard down in the city the jewish community has an informal meeting at a Rabbi's home. There is no mosque. We have a diner and a seafood/steakhouse. in the next town there is a Mexican restaurant.

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Esme12 has 40 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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LOL you are in no where...LOL I wouldn't be able to help you I am as non ethnic specific as they come....LOL I'm glad you got someone

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