Analysis: The incident highlighted several issues. The reflection will focus on the teamwork aspect that can affect patients’ safety. Teams are defined as two or more individuals who work together to achieve specified and shared goals, have task-specific competencies and specialized work roles, use shared resources, and communicate to coordinate and to adapt to change (Manser 2009). Teamwork and collaborative working are the most important cultural elements associated with providing high quality, safe care (Coburn 2011). Teamwork plays an important role in risk reduction and promoting safe patients care.
Cultural competence affects the patient and healthcare professional positively. Healthcare professionals can gain knowledge and skills to tailor to a patient’s satisfaction. A study by Soulé (2014), identified awareness, engagement, and application as the fundamental components of cultural competence in a health care workforce and health care system. Awareness can be likened to mindfulness of self and others. A health professional should understand their own culture, such as their naturally occurring stereotypes.
Chicanos follow this holistic practice because of how rasquachismo structures the way they think, feel, and make choices. For instance, undocumented Chicanos are not able to see conventional physicians due to documentation and language. Therefore, they tend to rely on this holistic healing practice due to the inequalities that they face. It is also very difficult for Chicanos to pay any clinic fees so instead they seek traditional treatment at a lower price. For instance, a patient “…paid $20 per sobador session …” (Sandberg 6), which is less than clinical expenses.
1.0 Introduction People belonging to different cultures may have various types of demand in term of well being. It is fundamental human right to express own cultural values. Individual having different cultural value should be respected of their cultural. According to Cambridge Dictionary online define transcultural as cross cultural, intercultural or multicultural. Culture is a basic component of patient’s lives that influence their health care attitudes and activities.
Without access to healthcare one cannot see primary care physicians, receive preventative screenings or education on potentially harmful habits. One can only hope they remain healthy, and if not they hope to get better on their own without the help of physicians because it’s unaffordable. This is where delayed access to healthcare plays an important role. Preventable and easily treatable diseases become chronic and patients become very ill. Some receive some sort of treatment but sometimes at that point it’s too late, because their access to healthcare was delayed.
This interoperability weave is crucial in facilitating communication across provider organizations involved in patient care through secure and reliable information exchange. • RECs provide support for privacy and security of health information. Ensuring privacy and security is vital in building trust in order to realize the potential benefits of health information exchange. If there are perceived or actual risks in the accuracy and completeness of health information, individual’s willingness to disclose necessary health information may be tampered with. • Assistance in workflow redesign and analysis • Training in EHR: selection, implementation, support, project management and financial consultation.
Moreover, patients’ attitudes and beliefs towards disability vary from culture to culture, which may affect the response to treatment. So, healthcare providers need to be sensitive and aware of different cultures because the lack of awareness on the many cultural beliefs and values may influence providers to make the wrong judgment. Thus, cultural competence is a significant element in the different fields of healthcare such as rehabilitation to meet with patients’ various needs, especially cultural. As a result, many facilities including rehabilitation are making the effort to educate and train their staff about diversity in order to recognize and avoid behaviors or suggestions that might be offensive to patients. Niemeir, Burnett, and Whittaker (2003) described in “Cultural Competence in the Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation Setting: Are we Falling Short of Meeting Needs?” about a Sudanese man, with a brain injury, who does not understand English and have strict religious practices, so the staff familiarized with the patient’s custom to understand his cultural views and the traditions of his country.
This may not always be forthcoming. The result is that clients do not have trust in the health workers and have fears of stigma if they open up. The assurance that health workers are trust-worthy plays a vital role in treatment compliance. If clients have doubts that health workers will not disclose information, they tend not to attend clinic regularly (Posse & Baltussen,
One limitation of our study is the construction of the frailty index. It was based on self-reported data and some of the questionnaires may have been answered by a third person, introducing less reliability into the measure. Similarly, some health conditions such as severe cognitive decline, may limit participation in this study. Due to this factor, the prevalence of frailty and its relationship with mortality and need for care may have been under-estimated in our study. In addition, not all potential confounders or mediating factors could be tested, such as economic status, social networks, dietary habits, and interpersonal relationships.
This means to say that everyone should have access to good standard health. However this is not the case in public health systems. Their constraints limit the capacity to provide universal health. For instance with HIV, which is the biggest epidemic in South Africa, access to antiretroviral treatment for people who are marginalized, poor and living with HIV becomes difficult. Moreover if these individuals get access to the treatment, because they are poor, they might not have access to a balanced diet which needs to be taken with the pills and this ultimately worsens their health (Sen & Östlin, 2008).
Medication adherence is the patient’s compliance with the provider’s recommendation with respect to the dose, time and frequency of medicines during the prescribed period of time. Two major reasons for noncompliance include the socioeconomic factors and patient related factors. Patient-related factors include lack of awareness about their condition (Centers for disease control and prevention, 2013). The adverse effects of most of the chronic diseases may not present for years. This fact leads to the tendency to be noncompliant to the treatment by the patients.
Understanding your own cultural heritage and some of the stereotypes and biases that come along with are critical when entering the field of healthcare because by understanding who you are and where you came from will give you perspective on not only your own life but many of the lives you will help in the field of healthcare. By understanding the bias and stereotypes that come with your cultural and ethnic heritage it helps in developing your complete identity as an individual which will help in the healthcare field in numerous ways. Knowing your own cultural stereotypes will help in the healthcare field by giving you an understanding of who you are which in turn will give you a better appreciation for the other cultural and ethnic barriers
Firstly, the desire to get mental health is shunned from because a person fears to be stigmatized. This remains as the number one reason for people not taking mental health services. Then again, access to this service comes with a high price tag. This means only few will consider paying for mental health and will view it unnecessary. Then again, mental health care providers are scarce and hard to get.