Racial and ethnic groups learning activity

To complete the learning activity you should do the following:
1. Read/listen to chapter 12 in Schafers Racial and Ethnic Groups.
2. Follow the link to read the article titled There were , mostly against women, in past year.
3. Based upon the article, answer the questions below in bold or a different color font.
4. Save the document as a Word or Pdf document.

Questions (please make room as needed to provide a quality answer):
a) In at least one paragraph, summarize the main points of the article.
b) According to Professor Russell Jeung, there is an intersectional dynamic going on in the attacks against Asian Americans. What does Professor Jeung mean by this?
c) What does Professor Jeung think is required to address the root cause of the violence?
d) Why does professor Jeung think that it is problematic to conflate the attacks against the Asian elderly and the racism that occurs due to the link between COVID 19 and Asian Americans?
e) In at least one paragraph, provide your own reflection about the article. Such things could include:
What did you like and/or dislike?
What were the strengths/weakness of the article?
Was there something you thought was particularly powerful? Why?
How did the article make you feel?
Did you learn anything that you did not know before?
Did you think that the author of the piece presented any biases?
Anything else that you would like to reflect on.






Care Plan: Mr. Hernandez



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Care Plan: Mr. Hernandez
Nursing Care Plan
Nursing Diagnosis Expected Outcome Nursing Intervention
Imbalanced nutrition less than body requirement related to decreased food intake as evidenced by patient verbalization of reduced appetite, fatigue, and weight loss of 25 pounds. Short-Term Goal: The patient will verbalize knowledge of the importance of adequate nutrition within 3 hours of nursing care.

This goal will be evaluated by assessing the knowledge gained by the client after client education in 3 hours.

Long Term Goal: The patient will gain at least 1 lb. weekly and attain normal body weight within 2 months.

The nurse will evaluate this goal by daily weighing the client and analyzing the weight gained at the end of each week. Educate the client on adequate nutrition and personal nutritional needs. Understanding the importance of proper nutrition will ensure patient participation in their care and adherence to prescriptions.
Involve a dietician in the patient’s care. A dietician will provide specialized care, thus improving the quality of care provided to the patient.
Ensure regular diet and caloric count. To help monitor intake to ensure the client meets their nutritional needs.
Daily weighing of the patient. To help monitor the progress and effectiveness of the intervention.
Fatigue-related to inefficient caloric intake as evidenced by the patient’s verbalization of fatigue, decreased exercise, appetite, and food intake. Short-Term Goal: The patient will verbalize the causes of fatigue and strategies to improve its symptoms within three hours of nursing care.

This goal will be evaluated by assessing the patient’s knowledge of fatigue after 3 hours of nursing care.

Long-Term Goal: The patient will demonstrate increased engagement in 4 daily activities by day 4.
This goal will be evaluated by analyzing the patient’s daily activities in their activity log book.
Educate the patient on the causes and management of fatigue. To provide insight into the symptoms and strategies to overcome it
Administer a log book for the patient to log in activities.
Assist the client in generating an activity rest schedule. To ensure proper planning of activities and increase client participation.
Assess the patient’s sleeping pattern. To determine the time taken to rest by the client.

Disturbed thought process related to psychological disturbances secondary to depression as evidenced by patient verbalization of loss of short-term memory, social withdrawal, reduced interest in previously enjoyed activities, and fatigue. Short Term Goal:
To increase the patient’s knowledge of the disease process, symptoms, and management within 6 hours of nursing care.

This goal will be evaluated by assessing the patient verbalization of an understanding of the disease and management at the end of the shift.

Long Term Goal: To eliminate the symptoms of depression within 2 weeks of nursing care.
This goal will be evaluated by assessing for improved symptoms of depression after 2 weeks. Educate the patient on the disease etiology, symptoms, and management to increase their understanding and participation in care.
Administer escitalopram 10 mg PO daily. Escitalopram is an antidepressant that reduces the symptoms of depression, including low energy, and increases appetite
A gradual introduction of activities to prevent information flooding that may result in confusion and anxiety.
Encourage the client to verbalize feelings critical to assessing the environment’s safety and modification of care to meet their needs.
Impaired social interaction related to psychological disturbances secondary to depression as evidenced by patient verbalization of reduced socialization, staying indoors alone, and reduced interest in activities. Short-Term Goal: The patient will verbalize feelings that result in isolation within 6 hours of nursing care.

This goal will be met when the patient verbalizes an understanding of the disease.

Long Term Goal: To improve the patient’s interaction with family and friends.
This goal will be met by evaluating the number of people the client has interacted with daily. Allow the patient to be around their family and friends to provide support, enhance trust, relieve anxiety, and improve socialization and memory.
to provide insight into the disease process and increase participation in care.
Encourage the client to engage in a social setting to improve their interaction and divert from negative thoughts.
Encourage the patient to participate in group activities to improve their communication skills, reduce isolation and build self-esteem.
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a vital tool for planning care based on humans’ immediate needs. The first need that must be met is physiological needs such as digestion, breathing, circulation, and elimination (Treas, 2021). My first nursing diagnosis would aim at meeting the patient’s physiological needs, which are imbalanced nutrition less than body requirements. Fatigue and disturbed thought processes will be the second level of safety and security to prevent injuries such as falls. Social isolation is a need that signifies the absence of love and belonging at the third, fourth, and fifth levels of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. If I were to implement this plan of care, I would expect some in improving the knowledge of the disease process to be met. This is because gaining knowledge appears first, followed b a behavior change later. I would ensure that the patient participates in planning to help identify their beliefs and immediate needs to be met.


Treas, L. (2021). Davis advantage basic nursing (3rd Edition). F. A. Davis Company.

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