Patricia Hill Collins wrote in her article, “ The Meaning of the Motherhood in Black Culture and Black Mothered-Daughter Relationships” the different social ideologies that are bestowed upon the womanhood culture. In her article, she talks about the differences between westernized white middle class motherhood and westernized black middle class. Despite the different social spectrum there is and the privilege divisions between them, household mothers tend to have the duty of nurturing and supporting their children emotionally, and taking care of their health. The idea of motherhood is nothing more than domestic wives and taking care of children. Throughout her essay, she explores the relationship between the meaning of motherhood in African American culture and Black mother daughter-relationships by identifying the distinct Afrocentric ideology of each.
One of the most important jobs to the women of the Middle Ages is often left forgotten and unmentioned. Without these people, there would not have been enough people to populate the villages and castles of Medieval times, or even enough to build such structures. Without someone ensuring that most births are successful, the population would not have been big enough for society to develop manorialism, or enough citizens become knights, or to fight in the Crusades, or to form guilds and towns, or even enough people to consider the Middle Ages a significant part of history, Midwives were an essential part of Medieval society, in many ways. A midwife is a person who assists a woman in childbirth, who, in the
Gender binary is a classification system that people use to identify as maleness and femaleness. In the Colonial and Industrial era, the gender binary that one identified themselves with, played an important role in how society shaped their lives. For generations, society has separated the duties of males and females. Men are usually higher on the power spectrum, whereas women are inferior . However, over the course of the colonial and industrial eras, there were many changes in the role of genders.
The Chesapeake’s culture and beliefs were different in many ways. The Chesapeake norms were different from English social norms, which resulted in an unstable region. With the difference between the two cultures, led to relatively ambiguous gender roles for women in the Chesapeake (Berkin, 6). In order to understand the relationship between the men and women in the Chesapeake, one would say it is common for men and women to both marry more than once throughout their lifetime (Berkin 5). Marrying more than one is showed throughout the culture due to the fact that many women marry at young ages, even as early as age 14. The ratio between the two sexes was about six to one and by 1680 a ratio of three to one (Berkin, 6). Men are fortunate to find a wife since there is a big difference in the amount of women to men.
To improve diminished access to health services caused by distance, nurses can provide Kathleen and her daughter with the information about the health and medical services available for people living in rural and remote areas in Queensland. One of the services is Royal Flying Doctor Service that provides a medical consultation service via telephone and radio transmission for people in remote areas (Queensland Government 2016). In addition, Queensland Ambulance Service provides non-emergency patient transport for pre-arranged visits to a medical centre if the individual needs continuing treatment as well as for transfers between medical centres if the individual is having specialist treatment (Queensland Government
The European demography experienced its most significant transformation between the 18th and 19th century which can be illustrated using the Demographic Transition Model (DTM) . This model correlates to a country’s development: as it moves from a pre-industrialised to an industrialised system, the population growth rate moves from high birth and mortality rates to low birth and mortality rates. 1700 to 1900 Europe saw three phases of this model – the pre-industrialized phase saw high birth rates and high mortality rates due to high fertility and spread of epidemics. The first stage of the DTM can further be elucidated by the Malthusian theory. According to the Malthusian theory, population increased geometrically while food production grew
The Birch, Ruttan, Muth, & Baydala (2009) article though focused on cultural competence, highlights some relevant ideas such as “incorporating a reflective and learner-based approach in health care delivery” (p. 30), integrating “traditional practices or approaches when the client needs or wants them” (Dobbelsteyn, 2006, p. 34 as cited on p. 30), and acknowledging the diversity amongst Indigenous
This has had a lasting negative effect on indigenous health due to the exposure to alcohol, disease and illegal substances, this coupled with their different health requirements has resulted in a lower life expectancy which is significantly less than a comparable Caucasian of the same age and status. In recent times there have been several initiatives and programs to improve the health of indigenous Australians, such as dedicated hearing programs and health screening at birth and a modified immunisation schedule which accounts for the unique need for immunity in the population. This assignment will evaluate the culture of indigenous people and its relation to social determinates of health within the Australian context and how primary health care combined with culture can influence the practice of nursing to improve the delivery of health to indigenous
Australia is known to have one of the most diverse cultural societies around the world. It is home to a number of cultural and language groups even prior the European settlement. While some of the practices and languages have become obsolete, many had survived. Statistics showed that as of the 1940s, more than 5 million people have chosen to live permanently in Australia. More than 400 languages are now being spoken in different parts of the country and more than 250 ancestries were already identified. The aforementioned figures showed how Australia obtained its vast cultural diversity.
I am responsible to the families by providing culturally sensitive care. Every family is unique in its own way, as a nurse I must respect what is important or meaningful to the family. Furthermore, I will try to identify the strengths of the family and beliefs of the family and will try to incorporate them into the plan of care.
Registered nurses (RNs) currently are the principal group of health providers in the world. In Australia, there are over 331,000 registered RNs. Presently, most RNs are female, and even though increasing numbers of men are entering the profession, less than 5 per cent are male. While the largest portion of nurses' time is spent in direct patient care, they also hold many other positions and obligations, including overseeing other nursing personnel (Bureau of Health Professions, 2006). Large numbers of women in the nursing profession are directly related to its beginnings, Nursing began as a challenging and even objectionable vocation filled with unqualified and untrained inferior class women, as characterized by Charles Dickens' unsavory Sarah
A sweeping trend in rural areas has taken a toll on the health of the populations that live there; hospitals are closing or reducing their obstetric and maternity services. Reduced access to maternity services in rural areas affects the sustainability of communities as a whole (Miewald et al., 2011). Mary Breckinridge introduced midwives to rural Appalachia in the 1920s and brought about a significant decrease in maternal mortality. The broad return of modern midwifery could reduce economic burdens as well as decrease infant and maternal mortality in areas with limited access to care. The purpose of this paper paper is to discuss the life and legacy of Mary Breckinridge, examine the
Education is one of the most important contributors to having a successful future. In developed countries such as North America, boys and girls are fortunate enough to have access to public education, meaning children can have countless opportunities. However, in countries like Afghanistan girls are marginalized and not offered the right to learn. Afghanistan is a country of war, where women and girls are often the worst victims. In fact, Afghanistan is one of the most dangerous places for a girl to be born. Malala Yousufzai, a female education activist, was a victim of war, targeted by Taliban after becoming an advocating for girls’ rights to have education. Similar to Yousufzai, many girls in Afghanistan stand up
This contextual project work is consisting of 10 concepts from the module entitled ‘’ Research and Nursing Research’’ block 3. Each one of the concepts will be described in terms of its meaning, will be critically analyzed for its real life application and will be followed by some reference of the current research evidence. Real life application will explore a possible relationship of the concept with personal, social or professional life.
One of the more fascinating things that I read in this chapter pertains to the two cultures of New Guinea in which there were remarkable similarities between men and women. In fact, despite their various differences; both the gentle friendly and relatively docile Arapesh culture and the savage barbaric Mundugumor culture of New Guinea both see men and woman are as equals with each gender sharing similar roles during child baring and hunting in each respective culture. One fact that I found interesting about the women of the Mundugumor culture is that they lacked a maternal instinct and viewed the idea of child bearing to be repulsive (the book specifically states that Mundugumor women actively dislike children) which is a stark contrast to most of western society in which it is the cultural norm for women to have a high maternal instinct and the actively enjoy the act of bearing children (Kimmel 60-61).