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.
For the second one that how will pharmacists influence Lia’s healthcare conditions and outcomes, I have my own opinion. From what I learned from pharmaceutical care course and labs so far, nowadays pharmacists pay very important roles in the whole patient-centered healthcare team. Pharmacists are the group of people who directly interact and talk with patients and their family a lot, as a result, they are also the people who can make great impact on patients. Through patient care process, pharmacists connect drug therapy problems and goals of therapy together to make suitable care plans for each individual patient. Pharmacists try their best to help patients get effective drugs, reduce adverse drug reactions and feel compliance about drugs.
Most Latin American (Latino) immigrants to the United States participate in the dominant health care system. [...] Oftentimes, while utilizing this health care system, they continue to use their own culturally appropriate health care practices [...] In curanderismo, santería, and espiritismo, the practitioners assess the patient and, depending on diagnosis, prepares a healing remedy or a variety of healing remedies. A remedy is any combination of medicinal herbs, religious amulets, and/or other products used for the prevention, treatment, or palliation of folk and somatic illnesses. It is usually administered by the practitioner and may involve several sessions.
This creates an environment that allows the speaker to go deeper, and sometimes even to come to new realizations” (Mulvania). By listening to others people are more likely to be open minded and accept other opinions. Author Amée LaTour writes, “One of the best ways to expand that horizon is to expose ourselves to other thoughts, ideas, opinions, values, experiences and perspectives. We do this by opening our ears and minds to them. We do this by listening.”
Every hospital has to follow the laws and respect patients’ privacy any rights. Even though the medical staff encourages the patient and the family to go along with the appropriate treatment in order to cure the illness, but it’s still their choice to accept or refuse it. This paper addresses that informed consent is different for every culture, and strategies on how a medical professional can balance cultural preferences with full disclosure. Furthermore, why adolescents shall be allowed to make their own life and death decisions and address the dilemmas on informed consent, also ethics versus legal issues. Informed Consent
This results in academic opinion leaders delivering company-approved presentations, marketing their medications to colleagues and medical peers, 'in the guise of medical education ' (Freedman et al., 2009). The irony is that those in the field of psychiatry, who contribute to conflict of interest may not be in a position to perceive it as such. Various policies have been established during the past 60 years that exist to protect study participants. These policies have been put in place especially for those who are mentally ill or diseased. But is this
Holistic, Cultural, & Spiritual Nursing Sandra Chavez Issues and Trends in Professional Nursing February 17th, 2018 Holistic, Cultural, & Spiritual Nursing In my hospital we provide service to a great number of Vietnamese patients. Some aspects of their culture are fascinating. They dress in colorful clothes and their food is so different that trying to feed them our standard hospital food is always challenging.
Due to this Hippocrates was able to pave a path to the the medicine we still use today, in modern day America. From the time a patient walks in the room, to the diagnose they recieve, and their confidentiality is all due to Hippocrates.. Becoming sick should not be anything to worry about any longer, but something that is just a small burden for a short period of time. So that when the world makes medical advancements, we can treat and diagnose the patient quick, fast, and
The article by Diana Palmer and Howard Bauchner discusses and compares the opinions and concerns that both parents and pediatricians have about antibiotics. The argument made was that parents are sometimes not knowledgeable about antibiotics and pressure pediatricians to unnecessarily prescribe antibiotics. However, Palmer and Bauchner believe that by educating the parents through proper communication between pediatrician and patient the proper prescription of antibiotics will increase. The assertion is backed by research done in Massachusetts, where a four hundred patient survey was concluded from both private practices and a public healthcare center and a survey answered by sixty-one pediatrics. The research discovered that parents do have
In some hospitals, you 'll automatically see an obstetrician. In others, your midwife or GP will refer you for an appointment if they have a particular concern, such as previous complications in pregnancy or chronic illness. You can ask to see an obstetrician if you have any concerns that you want to discuss. This care provided will not only include visits of patient specific to the pregnancy, but for any other health issues; such as common ailments, aches, pains and mental health concerns.
There is an opportunity at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center to improve the safety of patients and staff during the administration of medications on the acute psychiatric units. Currently, all inpatient units at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center utilize a Pyxis medication station to store patient medications. The current physical location of the medication room and Pyxis stations are not ideal. The Pyxis machine that stores the medications is placed against the back wall close to the nursing station. The location of the Pyxis is next to the medication room where the nursing medication administration cart and scanning system is located.
In the United States, during the eighteen-hundreds’, a small group of people believed that slavery was immoral and did many things to abolish it. John Brown, a Caucasian male who was part of this group of people, did two things that many people in United States history didn’t have the passion to do. John Brown’s life was very interesting: His early life and transition to adulthood, his decision to fight for the cause, his actions of violence in Kansas and Harper’s Ferry, along with, the long-lasting effects of these actions led to his hanging. These events were pivotal to the beginning of the Civil War. “John Brown was born in Torrington, Connecticut, on May 9, 1800, five months after the death of George Washington”(Marrin,7).
This article is related and fit for " Diversity in healthcare", and it was written by Lisa Esposito. It talks about that in the United State there was not enough of the black doctor, Pharmacist, dentist, nurse and others who directly work with patients. Both private and public, health care agencies and pharmacy chains to expand black presence and build more diversity in leadership
In the year 1837, a radical movement in the British colony of Lower Canada participated in an armed rebellion to seek by force what they had failed to secure by legal political action. The principle objective towards which the uprising was directed had been given various names by historians such as political freedom, democracy and representative government. The rebels took arms in an effort to end the appointed minority's domination of the colony's governing institutions and to establish a responsible government. The Lower Canadian Rebellion was prosecuted on the advancement of liberty and republicanism. Within the North American context, these broad tenets articulated the importance of a sovereign, educated and virtuous citizenry as well as the standards of an effective government constitutionally constrained in its authority.