Moreover, patients’ attitudes and beliefs towards disability vary from culture to culture, which may affect the response to treatment. So, healthcare providers need to be sensitive and aware of different cultures because the lack of awareness on the many cultural beliefs and values may influence providers to make the wrong judgment. Thus, cultural competence is a significant element in the different fields of healthcare such as rehabilitation to meet with patients’ various needs, especially cultural. As a result, many facilities including rehabilitation are making the effort to educate and train their staff about diversity in order to recognize and avoid behaviors or suggestions that might be offensive to patients. Niemeir, Burnett, and Whittaker (2003) described in “Cultural Competence in the Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation Setting: Are we Falling Short of Meeting Needs?” about a Sudanese man, with a brain injury, who does not understand English and have strict religious practices, so the staff familiarized with the patient’s custom to understand his cultural views and the traditions of his country.
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.
In the health care system, some patients encounter bias and discrimination by their health care providers. So, education, race, language, and socioeconomic status could influence their attitudes. As healthcare providers, we are expected to understand and incorporate these features when delivering care at the healthcare system. Thereby providing the best quality of care that is respectful to the needs of all
Throughout time, the role of the nurse has become very complex, and consists of much more than performing a specific set of learned skills. The nursing profession is constantly evolving in response to ever-changing expectations and developments. One such development is the need to provide culturally competent care in today’s diverse and multicultural communities. An awareness of cultural diversity is fundamental for any nurse in order to meet the health needs of every patient. Nurses need to acknowledge that each patient should be assessed individually for cultural differences.
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 The informed consent should be different for different cultures.
For the purpose of this assignment the student will critique video A ‘interpreting the message’ and discuss the issue of language barriers and patient interpretation in delivering culturally sensitive care from the view point of the healthcare professional. The student will discuss these issues in relation to cultural competence, cultural awareness and cultural knowledge. Ireland nowadays is a culturally diverse country. With approximately 160 different nationalities now living in Ireland, cultural diversity and its implications play a key part in the day to day life of Irish nurses (World of Irish Nursing, 2003). Cultural Knowledge and cultural awareness are vital for a health care professionals in today’s culturally diverse society.
Many times nurses are faced with dilemmas at work. Whether due to culture or a difference of values, patients need to be treated individually, and with respect. This paper will discuss an ethical dilemma I faced during my nursing practice. Furthermore how the family perceived the dilemma, conflicting values and beliefs held by me and the family, and the data that was missing. Lastly the definition of culturally congruent care.
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.
The world of pediatric nursing is something that is not fully appreciated until you get a first-hand look inside what it is really like to care for sick children who sometimes, unfortunately, do not always make it. Take oncology pediatric nurses for example. Their job is to care for and treat children with various forms of cancer, and besides the obvious, they also play a pivotal role in “optimizing the end of their patients’ life.” (Hildebrandt, p602) These individuals witness death on a day to day basis and they are trained to help a patients’ family deal with these losses, but they are on their own when it comes to how it affects them and how they are supposed to properly handle the situation. Many hospitals tell their nurses and doctors to simply not gain attachments to their patients, but that is something that is easier said than done. When someone is around a child every day, trying to help make them as comfortable in a hospital setting as possible, making sure they are happy despite what their health may be, it is difficult to not form some sort of bond.