Stanford School of Medicine explains, “Unlike American culture, Vietnamese culture values interdependence of an individual within the family and the group to promote harmony and order. There is less emphasis on individuality and more on social unity.” (Stanford School of Medicine, 2010). I asked Cynthia to tell me about religion in her family. She said religion plays an important role in regards to family. Cynthia’s family practices Buddhism and it is involved in their everyday life.
Just like all other aspects of their culture, their religious beliefs guide their responses to life, death, health, and illness (Fisher, 2002). For the Amish the quality of a person’s life is far more important than its length. In fact, a “good” death is preferred to more days or months of pain and suffering (Fisher, 2002). The Amish community cares for the ill, elderly, feeble, mentally handicapped, physically handicapped, will have surgery and other forms of high tech treatment but will delay seeking medical treatment for minor problems (Fisher, 2002). For minor problems, they will generally rely on alternative or homeopathic remedies.
The Amish has basic Christian beliefs and they are very spiritual. The Amish would much rather practice their faith then teach formal doctrines. In their daily life they try and seek the teachings of Jesus by loving their Jesus and trying to forgive their forgiving insults. The teachings are emphasized through the Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew. The Amish have followed their lead with the Swiss Anabaptist Forbears which a lot of the ones that were forbears died in the 16th century for their faith.
They believe that the church, guided by the Bible, is responsible to institute guidelines for how the members act in all areas of life. The Amish believe it is very important for Christians to be separate from the world, both inwardly and outwardly. This is reflected in their dress, worship, language and the use of technology. The Amish are commonly known as the ‘Plain People.” (Nolt, S. M. Para 2 (1992) Mennonites and Amish are two totally different cultures. The biggest difference is that the Mennonites use more technology than the Amish are allowed to use.
When carrying out this training I am careful not to push my own beliefs and attitudes onto the new carers and use the policies and procedures to explain the standards expected. New carers should be given the chance to develop their own style of working based on their own attitudes and beliefs as long as they work within the care standards. We look after one resident who has a very strong Christian faith. I have been bought up in an environment where neither of my parents believed in God and so I have never practiced any religion. I was still bought up to respect that others did practice a religious faith and have always been very tolerant of other religious views.
Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 1) Understand the importance of equality and inclusion: 1.1) Explain what is meant by: 1a) Diversity Diversity means the difference in individuals and recognising that individuals identity for example in the care home I work in we have a resident who believes in religion so therefore wont eat certain meat this is what is meant by diversity recognising the individual as the person they are. So my main point is even though people have dementia in my workplace it doesn’t mean there all the same they all have different forms of dementia and stages so it is important to see that each person has there own unique individual identity and diversity recognises the differences whether its differences in race, gender, sexual orientation, beliefs, religion and disabilities and how individuals choose to live their lives. 1b) Equality Equality is about ensuring every individual have equal opportunities in order to make the most of their talents and lives. Equality is about no one having less opportunity or choice because of their beliefs, gender, race, sexuality orientation, background, family structure or disability. Equality does not mean that people will be treated the same, but they should be treated fairly.
Thus, nurses who use only one theoretical approach to working with families are in essence, limiting the possibilities of families. When working with families, the way nurses view and think about the whole client influences the possible outcomes and interventions that nurses recommend to clients or carry out on their behalf. Using eclectic frameworks that suit the needs of the family is deemed important. Theories do not stand alone without conceptual frameworks, but frameworks by themselves are not sufficient to explain the relationship between phenomena (Berman & Snyder, 2011). Nurses must draw on various theories to be effective in tailoring interventions for specific families with their unique needs, and the number of possibilities for effective intervention is increased when nurses use multiple ways of conceptualizing families.
M1: Assess the biomedical and socio-medical models of health. Biomedical model: The biomedical model only focuses on the biological factors when someone is ill it doesn’t look at the social or environmental factors that could have lead to the illness. This method is dominant in the Western societies. Most health care professionals will only analyse what is and look for something that is biologically or genetically wrong with you they won't ask you anything personal about your life because they aren't interested in that, they are just interested in making you well again. According to this model, good health is where you feel no pain, and don't have a disease or defect.
However, when using this approach little value is given to the fact that some of the psychology tends to contradict with theology beliefs. This seems to cause problems since Christian therapists usually look for guidance with the scriptures and are using two contradictory doctrines to create one intervention plan to assist their clients. The “Nothing Buttery” approach, states that scripture is the only doctrine needed to assist clients. In this approach psychology techniques are not needed because God’s word will provide everything needed to have a healthy
Being avid supporters of good health, Mormons are fully encouraged to seek professionals when care is necessary; however, they are cautious as to ensure that they are being prescribed the correct medication and that they understand how to take the medication correctly as to not use the drug in any way other than how it is was intended. The Church does not forbid the use of narcotics, blood products, organ donation, or organ transplantation and leaves such decisions up to the family. To be part of the Church, Mormons effectively see themselves as having something more than others, perhaps clearer insight or superior understanding, which may become problematic to healthcare workers. This often becomes evident when addressing Mormons on their fasting habits and the implications it might have on their health. Mormons fast once monthly to demonstrate their self-control and increase their spirituality.