It requires an understanding of the care seeker 's culture and acknowledging what matters to them while caring them in the same as other individuals. Article: Culturally Competent Care: Are we There Yet? The paper is written by Gloria Kersey-Matusiak, PhD, RD and focuses on culturally competent care among nurses. The paper tries to define the competent nursing care, explains it significance in our health care community, introduce a cultural assessment tool, and discusses how the knowledge of culturally competent care can be used in the practice. Introduction to the Culturally Competent Care Firstly, the paper introduces a series of important questions a nurse should ask him/her about the importance of cultural competence in patient 's care, the assessment tool which is more feasible to use according to each specific population, and how that knowledge would help to improve patient 's care and reduce healthcare disparities especially for minorities.
The mnemonic SOLER is used to remind healthcare professionals that how to that Reducing proximity, maintaining eye contact and using open postures can show they are listening and concentration on what is being said, and making the speaker feel more comfortable (KRASEZWSKI & McEWEN 2010). Active listening often involves using paraphrasing, summarising verbally what a patient has said to ensure a mutual understanding of the messages send by the patient to the healthcare professional (WALKER 1990). However paraphrasing too often can suggest the healthcare professional finds the words the interviewee uses unacceptable, causing frustration (MOSS 2012). In an evaluation of my strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats I highlighted my understanding and use of paraphrasing and active listening as strengths and facial expressions, gestures and touch as weaknesses (Appendix 1). I created an action plan to develop my understanding and use of touch in practice (Appendix
The households involved added up to an estimate of 22.9 million households (Hughes, 2008). Additionally, the healthcare delivery model highlights that it is important for the nurses or doctors involved to address what should be done by both the patient and the caregiver for the improvement of skills and knowledge in regard to providing healthcare (Hughes, 2008). Details of the instructions provided by the nurse or the doctor should be taken into account to avoid activities contributing to low qualities of health care. In conclusion, care giving is a universal obligation associated with the acts of love and third party responsibility. One of the basic provisions of the healthcare delivery model is to address the quality of health and care services provided and the affected parties are the caregiver and the patient which makes the model a patient and caregiver centered.
Cultural baggage attributes to propensity by one person to place his or her culture, a way of thinking and behavior above all others (Andrews & Boyle, 2016). It would be important for nurses to respect the patient’s view of things, although it might not be correct or just plain different. While it is hard to disregard the background that each nurse is coming from, the patience and attempt to understand would assist in the proper assessment. From personal experience, I recall a patient coming from a different country, who did want to deal and even talk to the nursing staff, and demanded to see the physician with every concern. Ethnocentrism is a view of a group of people placing themselves in a center and making themselves superior to others,
Effective understanding and communication is a vital key in healthcare and is very important to improve everyone’s health and wellbeing. By doing so, we then build healthier communities. These ethical and racial groups need to be recognized and addressed because of their cultures, languages and/or health literacy of these diverse patients and their communities. “The ideas people have about health, the languages they use, the health literacy skills they have, and the contexts in which they communicate about health reflect their cultures. Organizations can increase communication effectiveness when they recognize and bridge cultural differences that may contribute to miscommunication.”
Consent is one of the key principles that guides health care professionals in the NHS constitution, this reflect the needs and preference of patients, their families and carers where right decision will be made and will be informed on all decision of their care and treatment, (DH ,2012), however healthcare professionals need to share information with the family and carer with the patient consent, and ensure a confidentiality policy is in place and followed by all staff (DH, 2003). It was important to explain to Mary-Jane of her need to be in the chair as it was a part of her ongoing treatment which was put in by the physio-therapist, as it was Mary-Jane right to accept or refuse this part of her treatment, (DH ,2012). In keeping with (NMC, 2013) code the student nurse gaining consent before taking Mary-Jane out the bed had to fully respect her right to decline or to accept as long as she fully understand what was said to her (Mental Capacity Act, 2005) as this shows that the patient decision was been respected. This indicates that the client is being protected
Madeline Leininger’s Cultural Care Diversity and Universality Theory, deals with the impact of culture on health and healing. In health care today, a nurse must deal with people from many backgrounds, cultures, and ethnic origins. Transcultural nursing is practiced throughout nursing when caring for people from different cultures. The purpose of Leininger’s theory is to produce knowledge related to nursing care of people from diverse nationalities, who value their ethnic heritage and culture. Leininger’s theory recognized and understood cultural differences and similarities while caring for patients of different backgrounds.
For example, a patient comes into the hospital without understanding or speaking any English; communication becomes a barrier and a frustrating experience for the patient, which could result in the patient suffering due to not getting the help that he/she needs. To overcome this barrier, the nurse must be aware of the patient’s background and seek assistance, such as a translator in this situation. A nurse must be aware of some specific racial and ethnic groups that are at risk of certain diseases and conditions, having this knowledge allows the nurse to promote self-care to patients. The ultimate goal of transcultural nursing is to develop an understanding of cultures in order to improve providing complete care to patients. To provide adequate care, the nurse must strive to achieve cultural competency which includes; first and foremost the nurse needs to understand his/her own values, beliefs and practices and those of the patient.
They explain most HIPAA violations are due to lack of employee awareness related to patients’ privacy procedures and a deficiency in communication from management regarding education on proper patient confidentiality processes. They advocate for regular staff trainings on HIPAA laws and instruction on specific privacy weaknesses that affect their organizations’ healthcare information systems. They also explain that healthcare information system privacy training should ensure employees are aware of their responsibilities when it comes to protecting their patients’ confidentiality. They emphasize management should regularly communicate about the importance of HIPAA compliancy to their staff members and make privacy training a top priority within their organizations (Mishra et al., 2014). Staff members’ awareness and agreement through consistent communication and training sessions concerning HIPAA regulations and updates will ensure healthcare centers are adequately protecting the privacy of their patients’ healthcare
These benefits include improving communications among disciplines, improving patient outcomes, and decreasing medical errors. I will discuss what effect interprofessional teamwork has on healthcare, and why this topic is important to nursing. Interprofessional teamwork effects healthcare in various ways. It mainly provides a system that allows several distinct individuals to come together and work collectively to improve how we care for patients. It is important because in the healthcare field one of our main goals is to treat and care for our patients holistically.
Great points Seema, as per Giger (2013), nurse practitioners are expected to prepare to provide culturally fitting nursing care for their clients, regardless of cultural background. You are right in order to deliver appropriate nursing care they should know the important factors that affect person’s health and illness behaviors. Accurate cultural assessment can give an insight about behaviors that might otherwise be guessed negatively. If the cultural behaviors are not appropriately recognized, their significance will be confusing to the nurse. The main inspiration, for knowing culture is that culture is intertwined with an individual’s health beliefs, values, preferences and practices.
Collaborative healthcare leadership requires an interdependent environment where different groups and organizations work together for an effective process. In order to raise motivation within the organization leaders need to demonstrate collaborative behaviors amongst healthcare
We have talked this semester about informed consent and how important it is that our patients understand the meaning of what they are having done. We need to be able to understand what the nature of the procedure is and what it details. It’s also good to discuss other types of alternatives. Informed consents can also bring up certain topics about the risk that can be involved with the procedure. As healthcare professionals it is part of our job to help look after the patient and make sure that all legal documents are in order.
In a culturally diverse country like the United States, healthcare professionals such as nurses will work with people of different cultural backgrounds who have different view of health and illness. Mcgoldrick, Giordano & Preto (2006) concluded that a sense of well-being in terms of physical and mental health within a societal context is strongly affected by cultural identity. Shared values, behaviors, beliefs and ethno-cultural attitudes of a community influence life experiences and decision we make (Yolanda & Griselda, 2006). With this in mind, it is essential for the nurses recognize the importance patients’ cultural values rooted in their health seeking behaviors. Culture Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines culture as a
I provide all the information necessary which allows each patient to accept or decline care. NPs are in a position to empower patients with health knowledge, not only do I view myself as a medical provider, but also as a partner in health to influence healthy behaviors to increase positive health outcomes. The family component is crucial to improving health, as an NP I evaluate the family unit to assess for moral support. Families are encouraged to ask questions and seek assistance in dealing with complex medical issues. As a novice NP in adult/gerontology primary care and occupational health, the Shuler model will play a crucial role in my professional development as its constructs address all the essential components of an advanced practice nursing model that are important to my practice: person, health, environment, nursing and NP role.