Evaluation Strategies

Evaluation of the learner’s progress can be based on the following chart relating strategies to learning objectives.

Evaluation Strategies for Specific Learning Objectives

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Objective Strategy
Define major systems of culturally based health beliefs, values, attitudes, and behaviors. Multiple choice or essay questions identifying characteristics of major health belief systems.
Recognize indicators of conflicting expectations and responses to conflicting values and beliefs. Multiple choice or essay questions identifying characteristics of major health belief systems that are potential sources of conflict between patient and provider.

Project:
Discussion sessions in which learners are asked to:  Share the health beliefs of their own families based on cultural and religious backgrounds. Explore the similarities and differences. Respect the differing values and beliefs.

List health beliefs that might affect adherence to recommended treatment or care plan. Assigned paper analyzing possible clinical implications of historical influences on different cohorts of elders from a locally relevant ethnic population.

Reports Based on Projects:
Discussion sessions in which learners are asked to:  Share the health beliefs of their own families based on cultural and religious backgrounds. Explore the similarities and differences. Respect the differing values and beliefs. Inviting elders from diverse ethnic populations to discuss the important historical events in their lives and health beliefs that they and others of their ethnic group hold. See Interview Strategies for student assignments on interviewing members of older ethnic populations.

Describe the model of cohort analysis as a way to understand the historical experiences of various cohorts of elders from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Essay question.

Reports from Projects:
Inviting elders from diverse ethnic populations to discuss the important historical events in their lives and health beliefs that they and others of their ethnic group hold. See Interview Strategies for student assignments on interviewing members of older ethnic populations. Viewing profiles of elders from films of various ethnic groups and asking learners to place the elder in a specific cohort and discuss the possible influences on their clinical care. Assigned reading of biographies of ethnic elders (e.g., Having our Say by Sarah and Elizabeth Delany; Mankiller by Wilma Mankiller

Use cohort analysis of a selected ethnic group to discuss possible implications in the clinical setting (e.g. trust of providers, acceptance of treatment, follow-up). Assigned paper analyzing possible clinical implications of historical influences on different cohorts of elders from a locally relevant ethnic population.

Project:
Comparison of two generations of elders from the same ethnic population in terms of the responses to health care system based on their historical experiences.

Identify resources for information on historical experiences of various ethnic cohorts helpful to clinicians. Essay question asking learners to write a rationale to persuade a clinic administrator to invest in print resources or inservice training on historical experiences of cohorts of elders from various ethnic backgrounds.