ARTICLE TO BE SUMMARIZED:
Noe, T. D., Kaufman, C. E., Kaufmann, L. J., Brooks, E., & Shore, J. H. (2014). Providing culturally competent services for American Indian and Alaska native veterans to reduce health care disparities. American Journal of Public Health, 104, S548-54.
1. Summarize the article: The article summary should be approximately 2–3 paragraphs in length, double spaced in APA format, using concise, professional language. Much like an article abstract, the summary should explain—in your own words—the contents of the article. The objective is to demonstrate the overarching purpose of the article. Remember, research is always performed with a specific intention!
a) Consider the following aspects of the article when writing your summary:
i. Examine the research question; identify and explore the reason the authors undertook the study.
ii. Explore the basis of the study and framework.
iii. Identify and describe the methods used in the paper to examine the topic.
iv. Briefly describe and evaluate the findings.
2. Discuss the implications of this research project: In 2–3 paragraphs, discuss ways that the applied research methods in this article could be used to help improve healthcare in other underserved communities. Identify a different population with a specific healthcare disparity (consider a population at the global level) that would benefit from the organizational readiness to change assessment (ORCA) model, and discuss ways this model could address the cultural healthcare needs of this population.