Nursing Cultural Presentations to be Held April 7 at Wor-Wic
March 20, 2008

The public is invited to attend “Cultural Project Presentation Day,” a daylong series of free health care presentations by nursing students at Wor-Wic Community College, on Monday, April 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in Guerrieri Hall at the college campus in Salisbury.

The day will include a series of seven one-hour cultural presentations by Wor-Wic’s associate degree nursing students on maternity, pediatric and long term health care practices in different cultures, including Chinese, Eskimo, Haitian, Hawaiian, Icelandic, Indian, Phillipino and Pacific Islanders.

Between each presentation, there will be an opportunity to visit student-designed cultural exhibits that include informational displays, arts and crafts, and food for each of the cultures.

Presenters will take a one-hour lunch break at 11:45 a.m. and resume presentations at 12:45 p.m.

The presentations are a requirement of students enrolled in “Advanced Nursing II,” which is designed to help students learn about the psychosocial and physiological needs of clients with complex health problems and their families.

Working in groups, the students choose a culture with which they are unfamiliar, conduct research and develop an educational presentation on what they have learned.

According to students who presented in the past, developing the presentations helped them to understand how the beliefs of patients impact their decisions to seek and accept health care. Students also said that it is important to be aware, knowledgeable and considerate of the health care beliefs and practices of other cultures in order to be effective health care providers.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call (410) 572-8740.