Nursing cultural paper questions..Int. Nurses not US, Canada or Asia

  1. Since I am Asian and from America, I would need someone not from any of these countries to respond to this. Thanks again!


    Hello!!! I was wondering if someone would be able to answer the following questions I have for a nursing paper I have to write by Monday, December 10th. Sorry for the short notice but I only knew of this site today. Thanks in advance for your time!



    Use this guide interviewing a nurse of another culture who was educated in another country. The purpose of the interview is to determine the health norms and RN status in THAT country, as well as to determine any difficulties that the individual nurse had in adjusting to the United States health care culture and the nursing role in this country. The following questions serve as a guideline -feel free to add any questions of your own or any comments by the RN that you find interesting and use areas from Bloch’s Assessment that are appropriate. Remember to include Roman Numeral V from Bloch’s Guide. You may NOT interview any nursing faculty.
    1. In what country were you born?

    2. In what country were you educated?

    3. What is the status of women, how are career women viewed in that country?

    4. What constitutes an authority figure? Is it acceptable to question or challenge that figure?

    5. What is the status of nurses/ of physicians? How does the salary compare to the USA?

    6. What level of nursing care is given (basic care, skilled care, advanced life support, etc.)?

    7. What are the duties of nurses in the native country?

    8. How are expenses paid? Who is responsible?

    9. What is the level of technology?

    10. What is the culture's view of the elderly? Life support issues? Organ transplantation?

    11. How are time and the use of time viewed?

    12. How is personal space viewed? Touch? Eye contact?

    13. What is the culture's attitude toward illness? Pain? Expression of emotion? Care of opposite sex?

    14. How did you decide to practice in the U.S? What barriers did you encounter? What did you have to do to obtain licensure? How long did it take?

    15. What were the differences you found in this health care system that conflicted with your nursing education, experience and role in your own culture?

    16. Have you, as a "foreign" born and educated nurse encountered any prejudice or difficulty with patients, other nurses, doctors, and family members in this country? If so, how do you deal with this?

    17. Any other comments or questions?

    Allow the nurse you interviewed to ask you some questions if he/she desires (Such as information about your nursing program, clinical, etc.).
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  3. by   zenman
    Might want to post in the international thread
  4. by   sirI
    Thread moved to International forum.
  5. by   suzanne4
    Just to let you know, we have very few from those countries that post here since you are being specific to just a couple.

    You may wish to consider another topic or widening your choice of nurses to get this accomplished. Be aware that others here may not have the needed English skills to answer your questionaire so that may hold them up from answering you.

    Best of luck on your paper.
  6. by   junefejoy
    Would you be able to remove this thread? No one was able to respond so I used another alternative. Thanks anyway. Take care!