Culture has been described as an integrated common pattern of learned behaviors and beliefs. It has permeated and impacted health seeking decisions among different groups (Chew et al, 2011). People's perceptions and beliefs about health and illness, expectations and treatment choices are largely influenced by their cultural beliefs. According to Loftin et al (2013), it is not rare for a physician to meet with patients from different cultural backgrounds. This has been the case in all departments.
Task 2 7 / C.P6: Compare the influence of different health and safety laws or policies on health and social care practice in a selected setting There are several different health and safety laws and policies that vary between settings in health and social care aimed towards different legislations that must be followed, and have resulted in improvements in health and social care practice. It is important that these legislations are followed by service providers in order for them to promote safe practice and to fully understand their responsibilities under these legislations. Some of the legislations include the Health and Safety at Work Act etc 1974, the Data Protection Act 1998, the Care Act 2014, the Care Standards Act 2000 and the Equality Act 2010. The Health and Safety at Work Act etc 1974 aims to ensure the health, safety and welfare to all individuals in the workplace and reducing the risk of accidents, illness, injuries and malpractice. This can include the administration, handling, storage and record of dangerous substances and the training of staff in these areas as well as in handling safety equipment to ensure health and safety.
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.
To add to this its really important not to address information in a public environment where you may be overheard. The outcome of breaching confidentiality can be a disciplinary action by employers, or the service users for professional misconduct may take legal
Issues within the Health Care Organization Institutional Affiliation Date The health care organization should be able to provide reliable health facilities to encourage public health or all persons. The credentials that are required have notable differences when it comes to their relation to the health care facilities are often governed by institutions or organizations which subject these health care facilities to standard tests to ensure they are better equipped and are recognized to handle health care issues. Licensure is the time-limited permission that a government organization grants for an individual to engage in the occupation after meeting the standardized criteria required by the agency. Some health care facilities are also
Bodenheimer and Grumbach (2009) express that all healthcare systems strive to ensure patients receive the health care they require in a suitable place and time. However, they may all accomplish this through different methods to one another. Two distinct formats a country may operate under is the Regionalized Model and the Dispersed Model (Bodenheimer & Grumbach, 2009). The Regionalized Model is a structured system where the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of care are discrete, and primary care is the foundation (Bodenheimer & Grumbach, 2009). An example of a country following this is New Zealand (Mossialos, Wenzl, Osborn, & Sarnak, 2016).
By understanding one’s own personal values, he or she will become sensitive to the values of others. Values are important in nursing and health care as they strengthen all aspects of professional practice, including decision-making (Baillie & Black, 2015). The key factors influencing values in nursing include professional education, training and
(Lisa Dougherty S. L.-O., The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures , 2015). On my placement I found ways of overcoming barriers concerning hearing. I wrote information down on a piece of paper so that the patient knew what I was talking about, and so this helped in them being able understand what I was saying in order to help the communication taking place effectively. The NMC supports the help which we should give patients with hearing impairments as one of their codes is to practice effectively, and in order to do this we need to take appropriate steps in order to meet individual’s communication needs.
The way a person thinks about health, “whether that is our ‘philosophy’, our ‘worldview’, our ‘framework’ influences what we do as individuals in practice,” as well as how we deliver the health service. These elements allow us to think about healthcare in our own culturally acceptable way, this isn’t always an acceptable way of delivering the service to people with views different to our own. Cultural competence is an approach that aids in influencing the service and the education of healthcare professionals. (Taylor, K., & Guerin, P., 2010). Cultural competence is defined as a knowledge and understanding of cultures, histories and contemporary realities and awareness of protocols, combined with the proficiency to engage and work effectively in a cultural context congruent to the expectations of the people of that culture.
In health care, the goal is to address the needs of the patient and the public. The complexity of health care delivery systems requires a multi-disciplinary approach to the delivery of services that has the strong support and active participation of all the health professions. Within the context, nursing’s unique contributions, scope of practice, and relationship with other health professions needs to be clearly articulated, represented and preserved. By its very nature, collaboration requires mutual trust, recognition, and respect among the health care team, shared decision-making about patient care issues and open dialogue among all parties who have an interest in and a concern for health outcomes. Nurses should work to assure that the relevant parties are involved and have a voice in decision-making about patient care issues.