Cultural And Ethical Aspects: DNP Project

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Cultural and Ethical Aspects: DNP Project
Self-reflection
Beginning in high school, I became aware of the differences that people made regarding group associations. There were those who were intellectual – competing for valedictorian and salutatorian, musicians – concert and marching bands, technically skilled – agricultural and machine oriented, and then there was me. Most students would only associate with their specific groups; however, I would associate and have friends in a variety of different groups. When going to nursing school, one of the factors in choosing the university that I would attend included cultural diversity. Lincoln Memorial University was a perfect fit for my education because the value of diversity is taught and promoted
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Cultural sensitivity is essential in addiction nursing because one of the barriers to treatment includes a negative stigma through admitting dependence or addiction and seeking help. This pertains to my DNP project because increased access to treatment will decrease accidental overdose and death of patients with substance use disorder (SUD). The focus of my project is how Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) political efficacy relates to the legislative change to increase access to care through utilizing APRNs to prescribe buprenorphine for SUD. This approach brings a different perspective to culture because political efficacy may be affected through cultural beliefs, practices and understanding of the political process. The research related to political efficacy and culture is scant. This has encouraged and inspired my desire to continue with my project and ensure that cultural aspects are included on a survey of APRNs and their perceived political …show more content…
The survey for assessing perceived political self-efficacy would involve technology that may create a limited cultural barrier for those APRNs who may not utilize technology as efficiently as others. This cultural limitation would be minimal because technology is widely accepted as a standard of care for health care records. The values of this project that may be present include the actual participation in the survey. The perceived political self-efficacy may be revealed in the individual practitioner’s values regarding political participation. An example would be if a practitioner’s values are such that participation in politics will not result in positive outcomes, then participation in a survey would be treated in the same manner. Therefore, results from a survey would have to include the possibility that a no-response would possibly be a value display of limited self-efficacy in the political arena. The assumptions and beliefs assessment of the APRN perceived political self-efficacy would include the actual awareness of how political activity affects daily practice for practitioners. This aspect of the nursing profession is not perceived by most practitioners, and may not be explored or go beyond facility policies and procedures. This can be a barrier to implementing evidence-based practice in general and specifically in

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