However, people with low health literacy will find the healthcare information and services difficult and unsure how to take care of their health. They may have problems keeping track of appointments or following to the treatments. Therefore, health literacy is important because it is an essential part of active involvement in health care. We need to be able to find, understand medical terms, evaluate, and use health information and services. Health literacy can also prevent many health problems and shapes our health
I think some of the best ways that healthcare providers can become more culturally competent, is through the training of healthcare providers and future healthcare providers. There should be some sort of training in culture that will facilitate and improve the ability of those in healthcare and those interested to become culturally competent. As a person who is not personally culturally competent, I would love to go out and work in places that are known to have different cultures than what I know, and to observe physicians working in said places. Not only to see different places but to learn the best way to engage with people of different cultures. In doing this, it will facilitate proper, respectful communication and body language towards
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.
Moral decisions are not always easy decisions to make. However, necessary means are often provided to fulfill these difficult decisions. In health care, there are certain ethical principles or guidelines that help us make the appropriate choice when it comes to giving the best care to a patient, and they help justify the purpose for providing the best care to a patient. These principles are relevant in our health care system today in order for patient care to be as appropriate and as effective as possible. Each principle has a similar goal in mind which is to help the healthcare professionals make the appropriate choice for each patient; however, each patient has its own standard when it comes to these principles.
Anti discriminatory practice is any practice meant to counter discrimination based on race, class, gender,disability, etc and promote equality by introducing anti discrimination policies in care settings. As much as we’d like to think that discrimination within care settings did not exist, sadly it does and it’s an issue that affects many individuals each day. The government recognise that it is important to ensure that there are laws in place in order to ensure that people get the right treatment. The Equality Act 2010’ states that all individuals must be treated fairly and equally.This law is there to ensure that people are given care which meets their needs and is in their best interests. Professionals must ensure that they are giving people access to the services that they need and require, providing advice and
A few ways this situation has impacted my nursing practice is to; acknowledge my own biases, learn more about my patient’s community, and understand that my first assumptions are often incorrect. Another tactic that I use in population-based nursing is to value communities that are not like me for they are humans and deserve equal care and respect. Moreover, there is far more to learn from people and situations that are unfamiliar and unlike the population that you identify with. Together, these specific learning realizations have formed how I communicate with
That is a culture difference to me. I feel when a person does not make eye contact they are lying or hiding something. This surprising fact would influence my work in the future, because I will know that it is not because of hiding or lying, it how Native Americans choose to
Greater understanding of health care practices and health care practitioners can bridge communication between the two worlds. Being respectful and education centered around the cultural needs is essential to patient's wellness and nursing care. Identification of patients perception of pain and illness is crucial in developing an understanding of cultural relationship between spiritual and medicinal care (Purnell, 2002). High-Risk Behaviors Although we may see some activities as high risk behaviors in the yup’ik culture maybe a daily occurence. Therefore addressing high-risk behavior in a nonjudgmental way and express the importance of abstaining from these activities during treatment if related to the possible interactions with medications for example drinking or hunting (Napoleon, 1996, pp
Continuously, Peter Singer’s solution would be extremely beneficial in some areas in the world that are in poverty. This would help everyone receive what they need, including health care and an education. However, it is important to consider that the benefits do not always outweigh the negatives. We must address that falling into poverty is simply human error, and something we actually control. The impoverished have the option to do something about the situation that they have been put in, yet they choose to become dependent on the rest of the world.
Forced to Labor Mandatory services would provide many consequences for Americans. If there were mandatory services, people who have a history of medical injuries or problems would be at risk. They could suffer from worse injury. They coulde even hurt others around them. Americans deserve to have free-will voluntary services, not forced services.
It is also important to truly understand the culture when caring for the population. For the Hispanic population, many believed that using herbal medicine would help relieve all diseases. They also believe some medical conditions are due to spiritual reason that causes this illness (Juckett, 2013). So by understanding their culture, through recruiting Hispanic physician and having a basic culture sensitivity, will help develop a better ways to provide good quality care for the Hispanic population
Making sure a person is safe should be everyone 's number one priority. Even though people go to therapists because they want someone to talk to who won 't judge them or divulge their secrets, divulging information about harming another person does not fall under that category. I agree that it can be very difficult for a therapist to decide when a patient actually intends on following through with the death threats or if the patient is just trying to vent. However, if he or she is a good therapist, then he or she should know their patient well enough to decide whether they are being serious. Not only that, but when a patient begins therapy, their therapist is required to tell them all the things that if they say, the therapist is required by law to tell the police.
This affects the help that he is likely to have from the citizens of the foreign country. Having worked here for quite some time, Chris is entitled to medical care in the facilities but this is not guaranteed in the social support. In order for him to cope with the situation, it is very important that the people around him provide the support he needs. There is a significant effect of social support in regard to the well-being of patients. It is also possible that due to the gender and age of Chris, there might not be a huge response from well-wishers and other people who are interested in helping him.