Short Answers: 1. In what ways does institutional racism effect the status and standing of minorities in American society? Be specific. 2. How did wars actually help women’s roles in the work force? 3. What are some of the myths about homosexuality and how do these effect public perception? 4. Why should people with disabilities be considered a minority group? Be specific. How is even the word disabled negative? Wouldn’t differently abled be a better choice? Why or why not? 5. Nurses are confronted with multiple barriers to quality care when working in the multicultural environment. The relation of cultural differences to diverse health care outcomes is clearly evident in research. Nurses today are providing care, education, and case management to an increasingly diverse patient population that is challenged with a triad of cultural, linguistic, and health literacy barriers. For these patients, culture and language set the context for the acquisition and application of health literacy skills. Yet the nursing literature, education and training offers minimal help in integrating cultural and linguistic considerations into nursing efforts to address patient health literacy. Nurses are in an ideal position to facilitate the interconnections between patient culture, language, and health literacy in order to improve health outcomes for culturally diverse patients. A) In your roles as future nurses, how would you prepare for such a cultural diverse patient base? B) What suggestions do you have to solve the issue of lack of preparation for nurses in diverse populations? C) How do you see your own a role as a provider affected by a diverse and multicultural patient base? D) What can you do to avoid your own personal bias? E) How can you help others understand medical care when their culture is against or doesn’t understand a procedure?