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Chapter 02: Cultural Competence

Chapter 02: Cultural Competence

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Chapter 02: Cultural Competence
Jarvis: Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 7th Edition
MULTIPLE CHOICE
1.   The nurse is reviewing the development of culture. Which statement is correct regarding the development of one’s culture? Culture is:
a.

Genetically determined on the basis of racial background.

b.

Learned through language acquisition and socialization.

c.

A nonspecific phenomenon and is adaptive but unnecessary.

d.

Biologically determined on the basis of physical characteristics.

2.   During a class on the aspects of culture, the nurse shares that culture has four basic characteristics. Which statement correctly reflects one of these characteristics?
a.

Cultures are static and unchanging, despite changes around them.

b.

Cultures are never specific, which makes them hard to identify.

c.

Culture is most clearly reflected in a person’s language and behavior.

d.

Culture adapts to specific environmental factors and available natural resources.

 
3.   During a seminar on cultural aspects of nursing, the nurse recognizes that the definition stating “the specific and distinct knowledge, beliefs, skills, and customs acquired by members of a society” reflects which term?
a.

Mores

b.

Norms

c.

Culture

d.

Social learning

 
4.   When discussing the use of the term subculture, the nurse recognizes that it is best described as:
a.

Fitting as many people into the majority culture as possible.

b.

Defining small groups of people who do not want to be identified with the larger culture.

c.

Singling out groups of people who suffer differential and unequal treatment as a result of cultural variations.

d.

Identifying fairly large groups of people with shared characteristics that are not common to all members of a culture.

5.   When reviewing the demographics of ethnic groups in the United States, the nurse recalls that the largest and fastest growing population is:
a.

Hispanic.

b.

Black.

c.

Asian.

d.

American Indian.


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