Cultural care is a concept that encompasses the patient’s cultural needs, beliefs, and health care practices” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010). In order, to improve patient outcomes you must understand the implications of these results. Nurses provide the most direct patient care and must be open-minded and knowledgeable to changing the plan of care. If there are strong associations with previous generations or ancestors this individual is traditional. A traditional person is an avid follower of rituals, customs and maintains certain beliefs.
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.
All three of these cultures have strong family ties, religious beliefs and traditions. These traditions include preferences in health care, religious activities, alternative methods to health care practices to include alternative healers and alternative medicines like herbs and teas. All three cultures have deep cultural traditions and respect for those traditions. When talking to members of each of these cultures it is best to address them by their title, shake their hand, make eye contact, and speak directly to them even if using an interpreter. ("Culture-Sensitive Health Care: Hispanic," 2000) Many times people in these cultures face many obstacles to include language barriers, and economic factors having difficulty paying for care, so often health care is avoided.
Over 60% of students had cheated in the past month, which is fairly recent, and a staggering 83% had cheated in the past quarter. This showed us that cheating is an on going problem that almost certainly happens daily in Perry Hall High. To sum up our survey we asked students to tell us how big of a problem they though cheating was in our school on a scale from 1 to 5, 5 being the most serious. 41% responded a 3 with the rest of the figure split evenly between 1,2,4, and 5. We concluded from this that students don’t really care about the subject or are indifferent about it.
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
Cultural competence allows care providers to engage in a therapeutic relationship that addresses the cultural values, beliefs, and perceptions of the client (Barker, 2009). Summary of Article The journal article, Voices of Native Hawaiian Kupuna (Elders) Living With Chronic Illness: “Knowing Who I Am” (Davis, 2010) addresses the elder Hawaiian population and their experiences and perception of health care. The purpose of this article was to gain insight into the needs of the Hawaiian elders in order to provide culturally competent care of these individuals. The theoretical framework for this study was Leininger’s theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality. This theory was selected because it provides a “comprehensive and holistic means to discover and understand cultural values, meanings, patterns, and expressions of care of different cultures” (Davis, 2010, p. 238).
By attending the cultural training and education, the health care practitioners (non-aboriginals) will be aware of how important it is to keep up with new approaches and communicate with Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders. “A raft of names has been used to describe care to Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders women and families including: cultural safety; cultural responsiveness; cultural capacity; cultural competence; cultural capability; cultural security; cultural respect; and cross-cultural efficacy” (Department of Health and Aging (2012), pg.7). These trainings can also help to build trust between health care practitioners and Indigenous people. This can then lead to improved health care, living standards such as comfort and safety within Indigenous community. In a conclusion, if healths care practitioners can show more understanding of Indigenous culture.
Indians are in public school systems, are able to live in major cities, have their own reservation land, receive money from the annual US budget, and have control over federal programs on their land. Indians are involved in the society more than ever, and now they need to start weaning off of government help. They can’t expect them to do everything forever. They should start to get used to independence while they still have help, or else they could have major problems. But, if they start the effort now, their future could be very
Myths show us supernatural events that lead us to understand why we have our world today. They teach us essential lessons about life, and honor the customs and traditions of many Native Americans. Both these tales serve the purpose of helping their Native American communities, and help their people to grow their faith in what they believe. We can all learn the importance of having balance in the world, and fighting for what we want in our lives. They are not just supernatural events, but are the reasons why we have our world
in Kluger). People who visited Dr. t. Low Dog’s clinic would get well soon by her special treatment on combination of western medicine and traditional medicine. Since she is so familiar in the botanical cures of the Hispanic, African, and Native American cultures, therefore she is showing other healer on different ways to heal illness by serving the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine policy