# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Practical Nursing I Task 2134396590

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe the cultural and psychosocial aspects of health care in a changing society.


Description should include

  • cultural and psychosocial factors
  • spiritual health
  • concept of "healing touch"
  • changes in family structure
  • financial and geographical considerations
  • concept of global nursing.
See also “Curriculum: B.7.a, B.7.b” (Virginia Administrative Code): http://law.lis.virginia.gov/admincode/title18/agency90/chapter20/section120/

Process/Skill Questions

  • How do beliefs and cultural factors affect the nursing practice and health care?
  • Why is it important to understand spiritual health?
  • What is the concept of caring as it relates to health, including the "healing touch" concept?
  • In what ways do changes to the family structure affect society?
  • How can factors that influence access to health care, such as financial and geographical considerations, be explained?
  • How does effective communication help you meet the needs of patients from all walks of life?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).

History and Social Science


The student will apply social science skills to understand that in a democratic republic, thoughtful and effective participation in civic life is characterized by

  1. exercising personal character traits such as trustworthiness, responsibility, and honesty;
  2. obeying the law and paying taxes;
  3. serving as a juror;
  4. participating in the political process and voting in local, state, and national elections;
  5. performing public service;
  6. keeping informed about current issues;
  7. respecting differing opinions and the rights of others;
  8. practicing personal and fiscal responsibility;
  9. demonstrating the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that foster the responsible and respectful use of digital media; and
  10. practicing patriotism.

Other Related Standards

HOSA Competitive Events

Health Science Events


Medical Spelling


Medical Terminology


Knowledge Test: Transcultural Health Care


Health Professions Events


Clinical Nursing


Teamwork Events