Heritage assessment offers an affirmative holistic structure for measurement and provision for racially proficient care. Health tradition evaluation form visualizes health as “the state of equilibrium inside the body, mind, and spirit, and with the family, community, and the powers of the natural world (Spector, 2004b). It helps nurses detect one’s classification with hereditary traditions. At first, nurses need to understand their own beliefs in order to respect each individual’s wishes to facilitate communication that can lead to healing process. Nurses intermingle with people from diverse branch of the world with a mixture of civilizing practices, so cultural alertness seems essential in creating a patient-nurse relationship during the interview phase of the health assessment, initial step of the nursing process.
In health promotion, it’s the duty of a nurse to be culturally competent, in order to make the best decision to provide quality patient’s care, even though the nurses’ cultural belief might be different. Heritage assessment will aid the nurse to identify and understand a patient’s cultural back ground and how it influences the patient’s health. In this paper, Hispanic, Philippines and African cultures were assessed. Starting with the writer, the writer is from Nigeria in West Africa, she hails from the eastern part of Nigeria of the Igbo tribe and speaks Igbo language. The writer comes from a
Heritage Assessment Tool Cultural beliefs and values are as unique and special as each individual. Patients are as diverse as the conditions they present with. Nurses need to have awareness not only of their own beliefs and values but of those they care for to provide culturally competent care. “Cultural care is a comprehensive model that includes the assessment of a client's cultural needs, beliefs, and health care practices” (GCU Lecture Notes [GCU], 2013, para. 4).
Healthcare is an important area where the cultural practices of an individual have got lot of influence. Therefore it is important for nurses as healthcare providers to know how to assess a person’s heritage in order to build up a healthy client- provider relationship and provide holistic care. Heritage and ethnicity are in a way inter-related as ethnic groups have a common or similar heritage. Different cultures or ethnicities have different life values about spirituality, relationships, wellbeing or illness and life and death etc. The use of heritage assessment tools helps one to understand the values and
Laurie read an article in the August 1993 issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer about the Yellow Fever Epidemic in 1793. She thought it was very interesting because she had never heard of it before. Laurie Halse Anderson said, "I read about the courage those people had who struggled to survive and had to write about it." In the book Fever 1793 the epidemic is portrayed exactly how it happened in Philadelphia in 1793. Mattie Cook lives above the family owned and operated coffee shop with her mother and grandfather.
Also, we must create workplaces that embrace diversity among healthcare professionals and that seek to promote multicultural workplace harmony and prevent multicultural workplace conflict. Both of these endeavors begin with diversity self-awareness and diversity awareness. D Diversity Awareness vs. Diversity Self-Awareness Diversity self-awareness occurs when we reflect on our own cultural identity, realize our own cultural values and beliefs, and recognize the differences within our own cultural group(s). Diversity awareness refers to an active, ongoing conscious process in which we recognize similarities and differences within and between various cultural groups. Diversity assessment necessitates cultural assessment of patients and cultural sharing among healthcare professionals.
Evaluate the importance of homeostasis in maintaining the healthy functioning of the body (D2) Homeostasis is important in maintaining good health because it maintains cellular function. If the cells in our body weren’t at the right temperature and don’t receive enough oxygen they wouldn’t function properly and eventually they would die. Negative feedback is vital in maintaining homeostasis because when a certain factor within the body varies from the norm, receptors detect it and send a message through either the parasympathetic or sympathetic nervous system to start corrective mechanisms to restore it back to the norm. For example, if a person gets too cold the receptors detect this sending a message through the sympathetic nervous system causes the hairs on your body to raise trapping air to keep the body warm and it sends a message to your muscles so they spasm to produce heat. This is important because if your body gets too cold your cells can’t maintain cellular function and would become denatured.
Cultural Competence in Caring for the Filipino Patient Grand Canyon University: NUR-502 Theoretical Foundations for Nursing Roles and Practice Cultural Competence in Caring for the Filipino Patient The cultural framework within the United States has increasingly becoming more diverse. The ability of the nurse to provide care that is specific to each patient’s background is, therefore, also becoming an expectation. Cultural competence is defined as the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are essential for for providing quality care to diverse populations (The California Endowment, 2003). A nurse’s goal now is to not only have strong clinical and interpersonal skills, but also to be culturally competent. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the Filipino population as patients in terms of what they value in the care they receive in the hospital.
Through reflection upon one’s personal morals and values, the author will analyze the ways these values reflect on her nursing practice and philosophy. Diana, who is the author, was raised by two Chinese immigrants from Taiwan. Due to the lack of extended the family in the United States, the family who were in the United States were even more important and close family friends were treated like family. Diana’s parents instilled in her a strong work ethic and respect.
in psychiatric and mental health nursing from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.. She received her Ph.D. in Cultural and Social Anthropology from the University of Washington in 1965 TRANSCULTURAL NURSING/ CULTURAL CARE DIVERSITY AND UNIVERSALITY THEORY What is transcultural nursing? A field of study and practice that shows the importance of culture in providing health care. The upper half of the circle represents a part of the whole socio-cultural structure and world view factors. These factors influence the care, patterns and expressions towards health and well-being of an individual, families, groups and institutions through language and environment. The same factors also influence folk and professional nursing.