HERITAGE PAPER HERITAGE PAPER Stephann Bertrand NRS 429V Family Health Promotion July 22nd, 20012 People’s health is influenced by culture and beliefs (Eldeman, & Mandle, 2010). Culture is the manner people live which shapes their health. Heritage denotes something immaterial, a custom that is passed from one generation to another such as routine used to guard health, sustain health, and re-establish health. In order to be familiar with one’s personal beliefs and health customs, heritage assessment is utilized. However, in dealing with people, ethnicity plays an imperative function (Winkelman, 2001).
Many Asian Americans need to be educated about mental health in order to break down some of the popular misconceptions and stereotypes. This will reduce the negative stigma associated with mental health and will increase a sense of awareness and confidence. “Being familiar with the client’s cultural background increases the therapist’s ability to engage in cultural bridging or relating psychotherapeutic concepts to Asian cultural beliefs and practices” (Hwang, 2006). Cultural responsiveness is another concept that needs to be incorporated when trying to teach and educated the Asian American community; it involves not only an understanding of the client’s cultural background, but also awareness of one’s own cultural self-identity and how it interacts and influences one’s practice and attitudes toward those from similar and different backgrounds (Hwang, 2006). It is very important for mental health provides to be aware of the Asian American culture in order to address their mental health needs.
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.
At the individual level it is recognizing and reflecting on an issue that restricts one’s abilities and experiences, then taking action to change the issue for themselves and others affected (Chinn & Kramer, 2011). The key objective of praxis is through reflection to incorporate theory, practice and art to aid in the recognition and valuing of diverse types of knowledge (Kilpatrick, 2008). Praxis plays an integral role for the APN and there should be a solid foundation of understanding. There are several benefits for APN’s use of nursing praxis; it influences the relationship the practitioner develops with patients, their families and colleagues. Moreover, it provides the opportunity for change, personal nursing theory and knowledge development through self-reflection.
Explanation why person - centred values are important and how they influence social care work. A care worker need to be able to understans the importance of promoting the following values at all times and these values underpin the whole of health adn social care. Individuality Everybody involved in the care of individuals need to get to know about the needs of people from different ethnic and religious groups and also about people's beliefs and preferences. This value is important because by paying attention to these things, we can show respect and preserve individuals dignity. It influences social care work, because when we are caring for someone we have to be able to recognise that everybody is different and we must not impose our preferences to them.
By doing so it supports inclusion and ensures effective collaboration between services (Jukes 2002). This is strengthened by Roper et al (1996) who said that to maintain health it is essential to educate carers who give the direct care to individuals. Emerson (2011) describes and enhances the need for training as research indicates that support staff feels they have a lack of knowledge and by not having the skills to recognize and identify health needs of an individual in their
They text back and forth, call each other on the phone, and also hang out and speak face to face. Lastly, once the receiver processes the information and understands the conversation, this is feedback. The person you are communicating with can fully understand the conversation, and this makes it effective. How do the basic elements of effective communication differ from the basic rules of health care communication? Poor communication skills within a health care setting can result in misunderstanding and faulty decisions that could adversely affect a patient’s health and well-being.
The heart, lungs, kidneys etc each fulfil their individual roles whilst simultaneously working together to maintain the overall health of the body, or in the case of this analogy, the society. Functionalists believe that individuals can alter their position in society. Through education and hard work, a better life can be achieved. Functionalists tend to overlook inequality in society, whether it be the class divide, racial discrimination or discrimination on the basis of gender.
The fifth principle urges a health care provider to study and learn the many differences and variations of certain cultural groups so they can better understand them. The sixth and final cross-cultural communication principle is showing kindness to others. When kindness is seen by a person of a different culture and race it can break down the cultural barrier and others will more than likely want to work
DYNAMICS OF Becoming Better Nurses through Diversity Awareness By Marianne Jeffreys DIVERSITY 36 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2008 Every day, nurses make a positive difference in human lives by providing high quality health care. But now, in the 21st century, nurses are providing that health care within an increasingly multicultural and global society. octor Madeleine Leininger, founder of the field of transcultural nursing, says that providing culturally competent— that is, culturally specific —nursing care must be customized to fit with the patient's own cultural values, beliefs, traditions, practices, and lifestyle (Leininger, 2002; Leininger & McFarland, 2002, 2006). Quality health care can only occur within the patient's cultural context. Also, we must create workplaces that embrace diversity among healthcare professionals and that seek to promote multicultural workplace harmony and prevent multicultural workplace conflict.