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The Importance Of Nursing Practices

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Nursing practice, either in the hospital or other facilities, requires a lot of responsibilities and duties. For one to be able to carry out these responsibilities and obligations, certain considerations have to be upheld to the best of their ability, and for the needs of patients and their families. To carry out these responsibilities, nurses should be aware of the patient’s heritage and cultural beliefs.
Different cultures have different views about the causes of disease conditions. These beliefs affect patient’s perception of health education on treatment, maintenance, and restorations. Developed countries identify conditions as a result of the exact situation, and they seek medical treatments or use of technology to diagnose and cure these diseases. Developing countries believe that illnesses are caused as a result of supernatural phenomena and so invoke prayers and spiritual rituals of their idols so that they may be healed and cured. These play a significant role in a patient’s compliance to medical treatment.
Philippines Cultures/Beliefs:
In the Philippines, the citizens believe that some illnesses are caused by evil spirits, witches, and sorcerers (McBride, n.d.). Some Filipinos – even while at a health care facility receiving treatment – will perform rituals through
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Each ethnic group has its different languages, and each language has many different dialects and different cultures. The three top groups in Nigeria are Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba. Cultural practices affect the way people live and how they perceive health conditions. Nigerians believe that certain illnesses are caused by the spirits or gods or are invoked by their enemies. Some cultures in Nigerians worship idols (god of thunder & lightning, God that increases farm harvest, and God for health) (Asu, Gever, Joshua, 2013). Majority practice Christianity, however, most of the Northern Nigerians are of Muslim
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