Pharm Paper

695 WordsAug 21, 20143 Pages
Ethnopharmacologic Nursing Nursing is the blood supply of the system. Without them, nothing would flow, there would be backlog and the hospital wouldn't function properly. The blood supply needs to keep all working parts supported, sustained and flowing, but what is starting to be seen in the United States today are clots. These clots are called cultural pharmacogenetics. It is said that by the year 2042 Caucasian will be the minority, therefore nurses today need to start seeing culturally, religiously, and pharmacogenomically. Muslim and Healthcare Healthcare for each individual culture and race can be different. The Muslim group is a large focus area in Michigan. Specifically, religion playing a large role within health care. Their morals, values and guidelines on how to live life. A great example of this is during a routine doctors visit. Before a Muslim woman hits puberty, it is fine to be checked over by a doctor with a complete examination. Once puberty has started Koenig stated, “Muslim girls are socialized into modesty to a much greater degree... they are exhorted to cover up to the eyeball by the time they enter their teens.”(1998) Because of this rule of society, a routine doctors check cannot be done, even by female staff. A woman is expected to only undress for her husband. During an exam, she would need to keep her clothing on and cover everything that is not being inspected. A critical element to their religion is that if they follow the rules that were given by society and the sacred, that they will be met by two angels who will bring them to heaven. If they do not live a life of this standard, they will be brought down to “the fire”, a.k.a hell. So, not only does this belief make it more difficult for health care providers but it also puts pressure on the woman as it makes them “concerned with being visited by angels in the grave after

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