Even if an Azande member knew that the disease he or he is suffering from, he/she would suspect witchcraft blaming it on the enemies around the person. Balinese people who live in a small island in Indonesia also practices traditional medicine in place of the modern treatment of illnesses. According to this community illness is as a result of lack of balance between the individual internal, external environment and divine nature. When treating any illness therefore, the traditional healer emphasizes on the sick person’s mental, emotional, and physical condition. The healing also demands that the sick person be fully willing to be well.
Twenty percent of Liberia is Muslim and about seventy percent follow traditional religions. In conclusion, many different types of religion inhabit Africa. Many of these religions date back far in history and have a widely respected forthcoming. Much of the African population is very religious and few do not practice a belief. Although many religions, quite a few of the African population still stays with some of its original religions such as animism, naturism, and fetishism.
Environment can affect a person mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially. Factors that influence environment include location, religion, family, and cultural interactions. My view of the environment has affected my nursing care in that I believe it is important nurses be culturally competent of different cultural and religious practices because they provide clues about each persons well being. During my nursing practice, I make it a priority to provide my patients with a safe and welcoming
Nowadays, nurses not only need to know how to care of their patients, but they also must be able to care of patients from other cultures with many beliefs and values. Cultural views of individual influence the patient’s perception and decision of health and health care (Creasia & Parker, 2007). In order to care for people across different languages and cultures, nurses need to develop cultural sensitivity, knowledge, and skills. Cultural sensitivity means being aware that cultural differences and similarities exist and have an effect on values, learning, action, and behavior (Stanhope, et al., 2005). Beliefs and practices about health and illness are different with different cultures.
The nursing practice is governed by a wide range of ethical standards that regulate the behaviour and performance of the practitioners in this field. Being a delicate profession, personal morals and virtues influence the behaviour of the practitioners at various levels. On various occasions, health professionals are faced with ethical dilemmas that require critical decision making to arrive at a resolution that conforms to the standards that govern this profession. Therefore, all practitioners should be armed to face numerous challenges within their experience in nursing practise and be equipped with strategies to work out quick solutions to these challenges. In my nursing experience, there are various personal, cultural and spiritual values that contribute to my worldview and philosophy in nursing.
When there is a problem with a patient the nursing staff needs to try and resolve it to make all parties satisfied. When trying to solve a problem, keep in mind about the core attribute safeguarding patients autonomy. In this core attribute, it involves the patient wanting to be involved in their health care plan, as well as make their own decisions as long as they are competent. (Bu & Jezewski, 2006) Once the problem is identified the nursing staff along with the patient, need to form a plan or possible goals that will help solve the problem. There will be many problems that can’t be complete... ... middle of paper ... ...unication, influence, or collaboration everyone needs to work together to ensure everything is being done in the patients best interest.
Every culture has its own views of health care, diseases, and medical interventions. The way people of a given culture view health care affects how they handle themselves when they fall ill. For instance, the Asian culture believes that illnesses are caused by supernatural phenomena, which should be diagnosed and treated by means of spiritual healing or traditional herbs. Physicians and other medical practitioners should try to understand the cultural beliefs of their patients to handle them appropriately. Heredity, culture, and environment can have a significant impact on the way a patient behaves in the doctor’s office or at the hospital. Heredity refers to the way particular traits are passed from parents to their children through the genes that the latter inherit from the former.
Medical anthropology is further described as “human health and illness in local settings to social, economic, and political processes operating on a national scale” (Susser, 2003, 14). Medical anthropology is the study of finding new cures to heal the ill. A significant difference between the two different societies is the belief, specifically in the Tibet culture, of personal responsibility. As the text states, “Buddhist medicine posits that the self of ‘ego’ is ultimately the cause of all suffering, including that of the ill” (Janes, 1995, 21). If a person thinks highly of himself, then there is a belief that strongly relates that a person is sick due to a high ego. As a result, a strong pride in oneself can be interpreted as... ... middle of paper ... ...h medical approaches.
Judaism is mainly practiced in the country of Israel. Christianity is popular in most countries today. Islam is most common in the Middle East, Asia and North Africa. The three religions share numerous similarities. Jesus, Abraham, Moses, and Muhammad play very important parts in the formation of these religions.
To define and discuss cultural care in nursing the definition of culture must first be explored. Culture encompasses many different components. It involves ethnic, religious, socioeconomic, sexual, and health customs to name a few. Culture is something that is personal to everyone and something that must be understood and respected by those in the nursing profession. As we begin to see more and more people from various cultures come into our health system it is important for nurses to look at their own culture values and customs and be aware of any biases that they might have toward groups that are different from their own.