While submitting your paperwork for tuition reimbursement at your place of employment, your supervisor asks which course you have just finished. You proudly announce that you just earned an A in Cross-Cultural Studies. Your supervisor informs you that you will have an opportunity to share what you have learned in this course with others. Specifically, you are asked to prepare a presentation for a group of health care professionals (physicians, nurses, and therapists) on strategies that they can use to integrate principles of cultural competence into their everyday practices. You are asked to prepare a PowerPoint presentation (5 to 10 slides) including speakers notes (you will be penalized if your speakers notes are not included). In order to help you meet the requirements, your presentation should include:

Discussion as to why cultural competence is important in health care (1 to 2 slides).

Barriers to Communication
Patient-Centered Care
Potential negative outcomes that could be associated with lack of cultural competence on the part of the health care provider (1 to 2 slides).
Methods that can be used to assess a clients cultural beliefs (1 to 2 slides).
Strategies that the health care professionals can use to enhance cross-cultural competence (1 to 2 slides).

Cultural Immersion
Sources of information where the members of the group can go to learn about members of different cultures (1 to 2 slides) [HINT: We had a really good discussion about this topic a few weeks ago.]
Include a reference list at the end in a concluding slide. Also, provide the necessary citations in your presentation/speakers notes.
Assignment Expectations
Assessment and Grading: Your paper will be assessed based on the performance assessment rubric that is linked within the course. Review it before you begin working on the assignment. Your work should adhere to these MSHS Assignment Expectations.

Additional Resources

What are speaker notes?

As you recall, the PowerPoint slides should only give your audience some key points about the topic. You should not try to cram your slides full of information. Speakers notes can help the presenter remember everything that he or she wants to say about a particular slide.

How do I make speakers notes?

Follow these simple steps to add speakers notes to your PowerPoint presentation:

Open your PowerPoint presentation
Go to the View menu and select the Notes page.
The notes page will be small, so you will have to go to the View menu again and select Zoom in order to make them bigger. Select the percentage of zoom that you want (the higher the percentage, the larger the page will become).
Click inside the notes page and begin typing your speaker notes.
Continue doing this on each slide until your speaker notes are written.
Once you have finished writing your speaker notes, save your presentation and it is ready to be graded.

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