Latino patients often delay medical care until their conditions worsen and require immediate attention. There are many possible reasons for this, including poverty and lack of health insurance, or non-citizenship that disqualifies them from Medicare or Medicaid. Cultural factors includes the expectation that one should tolerate pain without complaint, and a belief that certain conditions are natural and do not require medical attention; are examples that might cause patients to delay seeing a doctor and impact their hospital stay. Language is another factor that affects their medical care. They are likely concerned about being misunderstood, or misunderstand medical terminology that can be complicated and communicated in a fast pace.
Doane and Varcoe state that relational nursing practice is seen “through a relational lens, always assuming and looking for how people, situations, contexts, environments, and processes are integrally connecting and shaping each other” (2008, p.51). This definition of relational practice can be applied to Health Promotion as it encompasses a holistic approach to health. The concepts of relational theory are dynamic to nursing practice as they are needed to establish a collaborative relationship between all involved resulting in better health care and health promotion. The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion states that “Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health” (World Health Organization [WHO], 1986, p. 1). The Ottawa charter describes Health promotion in a broad focus on health including education, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the importance of client’s participation to influence on his or her own care and outcome.
Running head: CULTURAL SENSITIVITY 1 Cultural Sensitivity in Professional Communication with the Amish Kathy U. Walker Grand Canyon University: NUR 502 May 8, 2013 Cultural Sensitivity in Professional Communication With the Amish It is a well-known fact that disparities in healthcare exist among minority groups. The nursing profession, in an effort to deliver more appropriate and individualized patient care, is continually gathering data that can influence the patient’s experience. One very important arena is that of culture. Culture can be a determining factor in the care delivered, and therefore should be included in the approach to maintaining and restoring health (Barker, 2009). One such minority culture is that of the Amish.
One of those organizations is the Joint Commission and another one of them is the National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA). These organizations are responsible for developing and improving the quality of care. The Joint Commission is responsible for trying to continually improve the health care of the public they do this by working with stakeholders and evaluating different health care organizations while encouraging them to go above and beyond in providing safe and effective care at the highest quality and value (Spath, 2014). The NCQA is responsible for developing standards that will continue to improve the quality of health care. If an organization is interested in acquiring the seal of the NCQA they must first be able to pass a rigorous and comprehensive review as well as report annually on the continued performance of the organization (About NCQA, 2014).
Information System Briefing This is a briefing of an information system. It will discuss the process for selecting and acquiring an information system, explain how the organizations goals drive the selection of the information system, and identify the roles each of the organizations’ stakeholders play in the selection and acquisition process. To computerize a health care organization is an important decision and a positive one with lasting benefits for the organization. Finding the best solution to a health care organizations unique information system needs to be simple. Some of the critical characteristics that a health care information system needs to consider when selecting and acquiring the information system are: • Security and confidentiality of information and health records should be ensured, • Process of standardization and
Quality Improvement (QI) can lead to a general approach to the measurable improvement of patient care. Quality improvement uses specialized plans and principles that guarantees quality of care for patients in healthcare facilities. Quality outcomes centers on quality management principles. This report will cover the fundamentals of Quality Improvement. This report will also explain the importance of stakeholders an how quality is identified.
The Policy Process – Part I HCS.455 September 9, 2013 Kia Carter-Anderson The Policy Process Part I What sparks the need for a policy? Natural disasters, tragic events, or general concerns for things such as privacy bring up the debates and discussions that lead to policies. The policy process is made up of several components. This paper will discuss the formulation, legislative, and implementation process of policy making. Due to the need for policy review it is important to follow these steps in order to ensure and improve upon the health care system.
Diversity assessment necessitates cultural assessment of patients and cultural sharing among healthcare professionals. Assessment and sharing should aim to maximize health outcomes and facilitate multicultural workplace harmony and collaboration. Diversity awareness is most comprehensive when we recognize how the range of similarities and differences may influence the plan of care and professional collaboration: “Diversity may exist based on
The goal of cultural competency is to decrease the racial and ethnic disparities that currently exist in the United States of America. The Joint Commission has identified culturally appropriate care as a priority and the standards now mandate educating staff in providing culturally appropriate care to all clients ("TJC," 2010). b. Thesis statement: Research suggests that providing culturally competent care improves healthcare quality because it influences healing, wellness and perception of illness. c. Main points: i. Understanding that cultural beliefs and practices of the clients will influence healing and wellness and establish a respectful relationship.
The Public health system is founded on “prevention of disease and promotion of the health of a population” by means of evidence based and socially accepted methods as stated in the Community Health and Wellness edition 4. Public health care is based on principles of cultural sensitivity, accessibility, community participation and intersectional collaboration that threads in very well with practitioners of naturopathy’s manner towards health care. Naturopathy otherwise known, as complimentary medicine is a method of healing that employs various lifestyle changes to gain optimal health. A naturopath believes that “good health involves more than just a remedy”. If we want to live long, joyful, happy lives we must endeavour to re-establish the proper relationship between ourselves – The whole body and mind – and nature in order to empower an individual to reach their highest level of health (Dr H.C.A Vogel, 1990).