College

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2021-05-11 10:08:40

Major

Nursing

Honors Course

8200:480

Number of Credits

2

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2021

Abstract

Honors Research Proposal

Goals and Objectives

Our systematic review asks the question: In ethnic minority elders with mental illness, how does culturally sensitive care, compared to current practices, affect patient outcomes? Our project goal is identifying evidence based practice with the goal of improving patient outcomes for ethnic minority elders with mental illnesses.

Methodology:

We will compile evidence from 20 current peer-reviewed studies. These studies will be selected from the CINAHL Plus med database, and key search terms will include: culturally sensitive care, culture, ethnic, mental health, intervention. All selected articles will be current within the last five years.

Outcomes:

This project will be presented as a systematic review discussing evidence about the impact of culturally sensitive interventions on outcomes in ethnic minority elders and will be presented at the Williams Honors College in the year 2021.

Academic Impact:

This honors research project will add on to my undergraduate experience by teaching me the proper channels and techniques to assess, compile, and comprehend the literature relevant to nursing. As future healthcare providers, we will be interacting with people that have different cultures and barriers to care, and this project will enhance our understanding of the need for culturally tailored care.

Research Sponsor

Lori Kidd

First Reader

Cheryl Owen

Second Reader

Rose Baker

Honors Faculty Advisor

Christine Graor

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