What does nursing mean to me? Nursing means helping people heal, meeting their needs while they are in your care, listening to concerns, protecting them from harm, and educating them how to care for themselves while treating them with dignity, compassion and respect and giving of yourself to the care of people and community. It is having compassion for people and their health and being a humanitarian, making sure they receive the best care possible. Nurses must also treat families of patients with kindness, realizing they are going through a stressful situation also. Nursing is a responsibility to provide the best care regardless of the patient’s age, race, religion, sex, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or their past.
As nurses we need to advise our patients carefully about any healthcare decisions making but should never override patient rights. Although abortion is a crime in our personal belief we still need to provide a competent care to the patients. I believe nurses should practice the nursing methods by using the APIE process in order to solve the ethical dilemmas at work. As for abortion till today it’s still a debatable issue. It can be ethical or not ethical.
Native American beliefs are deeply rooted in their culture. They believe everything surrounding them is holy, from the largest mountain, to the smallest organism. Also, Native Americans believe that a lesson can be found in all things and everything has a purpose. To sum up the main focus of their Spirituality, it is all about honor, true love, and respect. (EarthLink)
One ways to do that is by the “teaching back” or “show me” method. Having patient repeat to their care doctor or nurse until they do it correctly. This way it justified by the prospect of much better understanding and adherence (Juckett, 2013). 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.
Cultural Competency Simply put, the United States is a diverse country. It is common knowledge that this a country founded upon immigration. Moreover, with the advancements in transportation and the growing trends toward globalization this course is more than likely to continue – barring any radical governmental intervention. That is why cultural competency is so vital, especially when it comes to healthcare. Because the sad fact is, not all ethnic groups receive the same level of care (Kittler, Sucher & Nelms, 2017).
We see that the support of family is so important that it can even replace the treatment to some extent. We know that there still remain plenty of problems that are beyond medical standers. We also become aware of the drawback of the medical system. That is lack of the quality of the treat process.
They should be good communicators, and actually listen to their patients, or families concerns, empathize, and provide clear concise information. An important value a healthcare worker should also embody is altruism. Nurses and medical professionals need prioritize their patients’ needs, without any regard for rewards or benefits. A persons’ health and welfare needs to be priority to a nurse, no matter what the situation. Josie’s Story highlighted the importance of altruism, and the need for nurses and doctors to take a step back and truly listen.
Although it’s impossible for a human to constantly have “agape” love, it is possible for God to love us unconditionally (Kierkegaard). In return, people like Phoenix from the story may view God as loving her unconditionally. So, as a Christian, it would be her responsibility essentially to be selfless and loving towards her grandson. Along with that idea, by the end of the story all she wanted to do was give her grandson his medicine so he would feel better. In a journal article titled, “Religion in Public Health-Care Institutions,” it stated in the introduction, “Attention to health and healing is a part of all the world’s
W-7 – PROFESSIONAL BOUNDARIES 1. I chose these competences because as a nurse it is vital to maintain professional boundaries and still be able to provide the therapeutic care without personally getting attached to patients. 2. From the article I learned that it is ok to be present with your patient, and caring about what they might be going through as you provide necessary care and support, but not to excessively worrying about a patient in your personal life/home” (p. 407) 3.
In addition, respecting the clients ' wishes to talk and explore is the important aspect. As an ethical consideration, nurses must respect the wishes of those patients who refuse to talk (ONMC 2011). Sometimes nurses may not understand why client refused, but always they have a reason based on their belief and experience. Each patient requires respect as a unique human being (Henderson 2001).
As a nurse, we have to be caring and compassionate. It has to come from within. We have to use the knowledge and skills we have developed to be able to show support for our patients and their families. There will be difficult days that we may have to give uncomfortable news to our patients or even share joy with them. With each day it brings about new and different encounters.
The popularized concept that Native American people have a “mystical” spirituality and live in harmony with nature is yet another taboo myth. Native Americans do believe in living in harmony with all elements as well as balance and harmony of spirit, mind, body and the environment. This belief also provides the Native American culture with a holistic approach to medicine. Health issues and solutions are typically seen as spiritually based and cared for without western medical interventions. This cultural custom directly affects treatment and how long an individual goes before being treated by a speech pathologist or audiologist.
Whites and Indians (An Analysis of the way the Indians lived to the way the Whites live) Benedict is considered by most to have been the first Indian historian which would make her the first white historian as well. She wrote many books in her time and History contains The Pueblos of New Mexico. Ruth spent a lot of time telling where a lot of the indians were located, what they did with their lives, what their rituals were and a lot of other things as well.
Introduction “Health characterized by Ralph Waldo Emerson is the, “complete mental, social, and physical well-being, and not just the absence of disease or infirmity.” American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) are a diverse group of people who have overcome a lot to get to where they are today. According to the U.S. Census Bureau in 2013, “there were roughly 5.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives living in the US” (“American Indian & ANP”). American Indians/Alaska Natives have a unique relationship with the federal government due to historic conflict and following treaties (“American Indian & ANP”).
Health Crises in the Native American Population For hundreds of years, Native Americans have had to face many hardships in their lives. These hardships include drug and alcohol abuse, poverty, and diseases. Due to these reasons, Native Americans have an average life expectancy of 73.7 years; 4.4 years shorter than the average white American (“Indian Health Services…”). Native American communities face huge challenges because of chronic health conditions such as type two diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and mental illness.