Print. Sally Fletcher discussed how Health care providers do not take in or include a client’s perspective as an important part of their health care plan. Sally argues that it is important for health care providers to include cultural sensitivity in health care. Capers (1992) defines culture as the "example of educated practices, qualities, convictions, and traditions which are shared by individuals from a gathering and are normally transmitted to other gathering individuals through time" (p. 20). This is clear when Judith Templeton carefully interacts with Shaila Bhave by being culturally sensitive to the difficult experience she is going
Our current health care culture has defined the aspect of compassion in relation to practice as an unfeasible ideal rather than a staple of practice. “The Francis report identified compassion as the key missing component in health care delivery that enabled the increased morbidity and mortality at the Stafford Hospital. It highlighted the real dangers to patient safety when compassion was found lacking” (Francis 2013). Merely acknowledging that nursing practice should embody compassion is not enough, we must exemplify compassion to our patients through our communication, care and attitudes at work. A nurse’s occupation is not only to provide care for their patients physically but also mentally.
However if someone was a wheelchair user and they could not get around the shopping centre, this is societies fault because the shopping centre is not adapted to accommodate everyone, whereas the medical model would try “fix” the individual rather than the shopping centre. You need to focus on the persons surrounding’s instead of the persons disability, “By person-centered care I refer speciﬁcally to becoming familiar with the patient’s personal situation in its crucial re-lationship to the source of illness.”, (Caring for Patients: A Critique of the Medical Model, Allen B. Barbour, November 30th 1995, p.1512). These models may be seen as disempowering, and as reinforcing rather than challenging social exclusion. The Medical Model of
As for private hospital we do practice cost saving and by recommending this system my organization would be able to achieve cost saving as well as incentives and improved efficiency in delivering high quality and safe care for our patients. I do know that cost would be a main barrier in getting the hospital to implement this system. However, I strongly believe that no matter how much we spend it is still nothing compare to peoples life. The reason people seek treatment from us is because they trust that healthcare providers will deliver safe care. To practice safe medicine is indeed the core for any healthcare organization.
Here we can clearly see how Fadiman wants to show how people should treat others from a different religion. She says that she needs to “more like a Hmong” to understand their culture, religion and traditions. Doing so will help her understand why it is that they do what they do and why they have little trust on American doctors and medicine. If the doctors at the Merced hospital had tried to put themselves in Lia’s parent’s shoes to try and understand their culture they would of been able to come up with solutions that would of helped Lia more in the long run. Simply ignoring the fact that they are dealing with a completely different and trying to do what they can under the circumstances they should of been able to work with the parents.
Demonstrative communication does not include language, it focuses on the body, physiology and nonverbal. In our reading Business and Professional Communication chapter 2, it states that “nonverbal communication can lead to better interactions between doctor and patients as well as improve the diagnoses of illnesses.” This means that doctors and patients are often judging one another on the basis of their non-verbal actions. If a doctor gives the vibe that they do not care about the patient, then the patient will pay more attention to these messages, than to what the doctor is saying. Vice versa, if the patient acts as though he does not want to listed to the doctor about his own health, then the doctor will find it difficult to get his
The implementation of NHI might affect those who has existing insurance. Those who already have health coverage are satisfied with the existing system. They afraid it will affect the health coverage such as having less assess to the health care services if any changes to the system occurred. For those who afford to buy private medical insurance, they still have to participate in the NHI. The criteria of participating in NHI as contributor and as a patient has been made clearly to avoid any confusion.
The author also highlighted that addressing issues concerning unequal availability to healthcare is in imperative in order to reducing health disparities (McHenry, 2012). I think as APNs one thing we can do is make patient aware of what their insurance will cover and what types of services they are eligible for. For many patient, suggested interventions and treatments may be disregarded due to a lack of financial means. In addition to this many people have simply decided not to take advantage of health insurance coverage that is available to
Facilitate visitation from elders or Angalkuq as part of care when possible. Be aware of any therapeutic interventions they may try to administer for treatment of illness along with herbal remedies be respectful of any praying or chanting. (Napoleon, 1996, pp 4-9). Health Care Practice and Health Care Practitioner Essentially these domains may prove to impact patient care the most. Greater understanding of health care practices and health care practitioners can bridge communication between the two worlds.
Medical providers must educate the public about ways in which political decisions can impact their health care coverage, and encourage voter education about platforms that align with the steps necessary to lessen health disparities. Medical professionals must also become aware of the social and cultural barriers to health. Health disparities are more than just lacking money to see a medical provider. It includes living in a location with no nearby clinics or hospitals, lacking transportation to see providers, and living in food deserts. In addition, language barriers and differing cultural practices contribute to health disparities.