The world is a diverse population, with people coming from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. A person’s views, values, and traditions determine their daily needs and practices. So, healthcare providers face certain challenges and restrictions because a patient’s belief may inhibit professionals from providing the most effective care. Therefore, cultural competence is an important idea for healthcare providers to consider when understanding and respecting patients. Balcazar, Suarez-Balcazar, and Taylor-Ritzler (2009) noted in “Cultural competence: Development of a conceptual framework” that cultural competence is difficult to define and measure, but it can be demonstrated by adjusting healthcare practices and interventions in order to
Transcultural nursing focuses on care, beliefs, value and patterned lifeway’s to provide efficient care to patients (Leininger, McFarland, 2002, p.5-6). In Leininger’s transcultural nursing, nurses would practice taking the patients culture into consideration. According to Leininger there are many benefits to gathering cultural information from the patient to use in treating the patient. It helps to understand culturally how patients deal with illness and death. Also, there is a lot of diversity in the work area so being knowledgeable of the different cultures could help in strengthening the nurse-patient relationship.
The Purpose of Understanding Heritage The purpose of this paper is to explore the Hispanic, Filipino, and Caucasian cultural beliefs of health traditions, promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health. Explained later are several different families whose different health traditions are influenced by their perception of their own cultural heritage. The evaluation of these different cultures reveals similarities and differences in traditions within heritage groups that express a wider cultural awareness and understanding. The true definition of cultural awareness is an understanding between individual attitudes to health and other cultural principles (Cultural awareness, n.d). To care for culturally different people one must be culturally competent.
Puerto Rican Culture Religion, culture, beliefs, and ethnic customs can influence how patients understand health concepts, how they take care of their health, and how they make decisions related to their health (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 2015). As a nurse, it is important to understand that not every patient shares the same healthcare beliefs. A nurse must be able to perform his or her duties without judgement and care for each patient with respect for their own unique set of beliefs and morals. In this paper, the Puerto Rican culture will be discussed, from family units to religious and cultural beliefs, as well as how Western Medicine fits into their healthcare. Explain the culture.
Olvera is very familiar with how the Mexican society/culture effects it speaking norms.On Oct,3,2015 we discussed what main characteristics were found in the contents of Mexican speeches and how exactly the apply their culture into their speeches.We also discussed the similarities/differences of the American culture.There are many different aspects the play a role in how culture affects its speakers. First of all, Family is first priority in Mexico, children are celebrated, the wifes fulfill domestic roles, & the mobility,which means families stay usually stay in one place. In the United States the family is second to work, children are independents, the wife often fills different roles, & mobility is common in america. The religion is a important part of Mexican Cuture mostly everyone believes in something. The most common is the Roman Catholic tradition, there
Madeline Leininger’s Cultural Care Diversity and Universality Theory, deals with the impact of culture on health and healing. In health care today, a nurse must deal with people from many backgrounds, cultures, and ethnic origins. Transcultural nursing is practiced throughout nursing when caring for people from different cultures. The purpose of Leininger’s theory is to produce knowledge related to nursing care of people from diverse nationalities, who value their ethnic heritage and culture. Leininger’s theory recognized and understood cultural differences and similarities while caring for patients of different backgrounds.
It focuses on health, comparative cultural caring and global cultures. Transcultural nursing is explain as a humanistic and scientific area of formal investigation and practice in nursing which is engaged upon difference and similarities among culture with respect to patients, health and illness based on cultural value, beliefs and practice. More over nurses use this knowledge to provide cultural specific or culturally harmonious nursing care to individual. Culturally competent nursing care helps will ensure patient satisfaction and positive
With the advent of studies about compassion fatigue, the researcher highlighted its effect on the health care facility especially in a critical care setup. With the awareness and the acknowledgement that such phenomenon exist, the human resources and other pertinent offices now have a basis in the creation of policies and events like a breather program to help critical care nurses combat the effects of compassion
SUMMARY Although cognitive behavioral therapy is known as an effective treatment for patients suffering from clinical depression. Despite this, cognitive behavioral therapy is found to not be as effective on religious patients partly due to the emphasis on values like personal autonomy and self-efficacy as necessary for mental health whereas most religious people want to depend on only God for everything. This value discrepancy is a reason why many religious individuals do not seek mental health services and why there is not a reliable sample size of religious populations in most clinical studies. A study performed by graduate professionals L. Rebecca Propst from the Department of Counseling Psychology, Graduate School of Professional Studies as well as Richard Ostrom, Philip Watkins, Terri Dean and David Mashburn from the Western Baptist Graduate School of Psychology examined how the values of cognitive behavioral therapy could be aligned with the values of religious individuals in order for them to reap the benefits of the treatment. Propst discovered that by
This topic is regarded as a very sensitive topic because as there is seen in the other world views, there is no definitive answer whether euthanasia is right or wrong considering one’s own opinion. My opinion on the matter is that I believe that euthanasia, being granted to children, should be legalized. I’m a Christian and my own worldview consists of a combination of different worldviews which I combined to form my own belief. According to my opinion euthanasia is morally right, but it should only be granted in extreme cases where the condition of the child is dire. My world view has influenced me to be a compassionate and empathetic person.
The Problem and Purpose of Pain Identifying the problem with pain is fairly simple according to Lewis, explaining the purpose of pain not so much. In chapter one Lewis tells us that the problem with pain is the fact that we as Christians have to try to make it fit into our belief system and that fact “creates, rather than solves, the problem of pain.” (C. Lewis) It also means that as Christians, we are left facing the dilemma of trying to explain how we serve an all-loving, all- powerful, benevolent God who despite His benevolence allows us to suffer. How can I do this? How can I possibly convince an unbeliever not only of the existence of a God, but of a God that allows pain, when I as believer struggle with the question? For the past