Better by Atul Gawande, one aspect that caught my attention that makes me want to do something better in my work setting is patient negligent. When you negligent something, although you may not notice it, it is still consider negligent. When Atul spoke about Peter doctor not noticing a tumor in his x-ray, and later Peter development lymphoma (Gawande, 2007), that is consider negligent. Working at an Adult Day Health center, there are many situations that you hear from clients telling one another how they are unhappy about their kids treating them or simply not getting along with his/her kids. Hearing these stories, it is hard not wanting to do something about it. However, since I’m hearing it and not directly being informed about it, I cannot do anything. Also with culture consideration, sometime what you think is right other does not think so. With that being said, I want to inform my clients about elderly negligent because it does happens and that they have the right to know what to do. Many of my Vietnamese elders do not know where to go for help or how to get resources. By telling them that they can get help by their case manager, or us
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.
As I listened to the Riverbend scenario I thought of my own cultural competence and how at one time I knew very little of the Hmong culture. Working in a city where Asians make up only 3% of the population, this is a population I knew little about. I have learned that most Hmong are from the mountainous region of Laos, and are granted preferred refugee status by the U.S. (Cobb, 2010). From 2000 to 2010 the number of Hmong grew 40%, there are currently 260,073 Hmong people living primarily in California, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Even though the Hmong people seem to be prospering after thirty years in the U.S., there are still challenges with communication, understanding of cultural beliefs, and use of traditional medical practices (United States Census Bureau, 2013)
Q 5 – Explain how diversity impacts on practices and experiences on person behaviour, interpersonal relationships, perception and social expectations of others.
According to …..REF…. is an approach to learning, communicating, providing care and working respectfully with others, who may look or think differently or have a unique set of experiences that shape their beliefs and values. Culture and language can influence the perception of health and wellness; different belief system often shape the behaviours of patients and their attitudes toward health care providers. Nurses need to have deeper understanding of cultural diversity to provide patient centered care. Community, language, religion, and cultural perceptions of health and wellness are all matters of importance that need to be understood by the nurses when working with culturally diverse patients (Daniels,
The Calgary Family Assessment Model (CFAM) uses three major categories (structural, developmental, and functional) in order to assess a family and allow for a helpful resource to use within issue resolution (Wright & Leahey, 2013). Within each category there are multiple different subcategories. Structural assessments of a family may require an assessment of different aspects within the structure of the family such as internal, external, and context. The purpose of assessing the structure of the family is to understand who is in the family, what connections are present among the family members versus those that are outside of the family, and the context of the family. Developmental assessments can in tell the subcategories of stage, task, and attachment. Developmental assessments have a purpose understanding the family’s developmental life cycle, where each family is and what is needed and their functions at this point of assessment. Functional assessment looks at instrumental and expressive aspects within the function of the family. The purpose of functional assessment of a family is to assess how individuals within the family behaves or acts in relation to one another.
comprehensive assessment has not been successfully carried out. ! Cultural awareness in the 3-D Puzzle Model described by Schim et al. (2007) highlights the
It is evident that health care delivery services have evolved tremendously over the years. From the difficult state of NHS in 1948 all the way to the road to recovery of health care system today. It was manifested how British nationals have coped with the challenges of health care problems. In a global perspective, however, health care always has comparable convoluted issues whether it is a developing, undeveloped or well off country. It is a long past time to have a guaranteed quality healthcare delivery services for all. With an environment that is constantly changing, health and social care is challenged to move in a quick pace setting as the world continuous to grow in a more competitive custom. Therefore, effective leaders
The Calgary Family Assessment Model (CFAM) focuses on the theory that one patient’s illness affects the entire family. The nurse using the CFAM would evaluate the strengths and
This analysis paper exams various styles of conflict and how this family chooses to handle their conflict. In 2005 Anthony and Jay were put in the custody of the State of California. Anthony was 5 years old and his brother Jay was 3 years old. After their mother Jackie a drug addict fell to provide, care or support them. Jackie would leave them with strangers and family member for extended periods of time. After years of this behavior and her being put into jail for stealing. She was sentence to prison and her boys would become wards of the State of California. Her aunt Darlene decided to apply for custody of her children, this would allow them to stay in the family and give them a safe and loving home to grow up in. Right after Darlene gained
In this article, researchers suggest minority in population remain at higher risk and danger for diabetes than the social majority. According to National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR, 2016), Healthcare disparities denote variations in access or availability of health amenities and services. Health status disparities denote to the difference in proportions of disease incidence and incapacities among socioeconomic and/or geographically defined population groups. Structural violence is unique means of labeling social measures that place people and populaces in harmful condition. It is structural in as much it is surrounded in the political and economic society of our social domain; it is
The person I chose to interview for this final paper was my mother, Peggy. I am going to start with providing a brief social history on her. Peggy was born on October 29, 1940 to my grandparents, Marie and John. She is the second of six children, and was raised in Philadelphia. The house where she grew up was her grandmother’s house, and her family stayed there with her grandmother. She completed school up through high school, and worked as a lab technician and later as a nurse. She met my father, Jack, in Somer’s Point, NJ, and they were married on May 19, 1962. She went on to give birth to three children, Eileen in 1963, John in 1964, and Mary (me) in 1969. They have been married for 53 years, and have three grandchildren,
There is no question that significant health disparities exist between racial and ethnic groups today. Research consistently shows that “patients of color experience poorer quality of care and health outcomes contributing to increased risks and accelerated mortality rates relative to their white counterparts.” This statistic is unacceptable and must be addressed in order to improve the health of our minority populations and increase the health of our society in general. For nurses and other health practitioners, it is not only a professional duty; it is a moral one.
Have you ever heard of the “Ung” family? My family history lies in the Ung family. The Ung family originated from Asia in the country of Cambodia. My dad was the first of the Ung family to make his way to America in 1986. My parents had many challenges for this new transition to moving to America. Especially leaving their family in Cambodia, but this never stopped them from handing down our family traditions to me and my siblings.
Cultural competence is vital in the nursing profession, one any given day the nurse is working with patients from multiple different cultures. It is crucial that the nurse give the patient cultural competent cares, which allow the patient to receive the best quality care that he or she needs. Cultural competence is defined as the “awareness and understanding of unique characteristics of a group’s social and cultural attributes, health beliefs, and values, but also encompasses interventions that reflect this awareness” (Cope, 2015, p. 305). It is vital to incorporate the beliefs and specific care of the patient’s culture into the patient’s care plan in order for the person to have the best quality care. As a nurse, there are going to be many