The Role Of Giger And Davidhizar 's Transcultural Assessment Tool

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For this assignment, I will assess an adult from a different culture than that of my own. I will utilize the Giger and Davidhizar’s transcultural assessment tool to perform my assessment. After assessing this adult, I will summarize my findings. Along with summarizing, I will provide three professional references, as well as a conclusion. Description of the Person and Cultural Heritage Jeremy Packer is a 31 year old man who has a Jewish cultural background. He was born in the United States. Jeremy is a single young man, who works as a nursing assistant. He works full time, as well as attending school to become a Registered Nurse. Present U.S. Census Data Related to the History of the Person’s Ethnic Group in the United States Within the United States, Jewish Americans account for about 3% of the population (Newman Giger, 2013). There four main religious groups in the Jewish sector. Those include: Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist. The Orthodox Jew is strict and based on more tradition, the Conservative Jew maintains a less strict practice, the Reform Jew practices a more liberal religion, and the Reconstructionist Jew have both traditional beliefs, as well as evolving into a more contemporary beliefs. Jews have described themselves as a “people”, based on their shared religion (Ostrer & Skorecki, 2012). Assessment of Communication Factors Jeremy’s primary language is English. He knows very little Hebrew language, what he does know is tied into religious practices. He speaks with a strong and clear voice. He is very forthcoming with information, therefore I do not see Jeremy as a quiet individual. He does not use nonverbal communication skills, nor does he touch others during conversation.... ... middle of paper ... ...I normally would not. Studies have shown that Jews are highly intelligent in regards to verbal intelligence when compared to non-Jews (Newman Giger, 2013). He was very in tune and passionate about religion and politics. I believe a lot of people are prejudiced and have stereotypes of others than from their own culture. Over the past 60 years, a majority of ethnic and national stereotypes have changed (Madon et al., 2014). While it is important when caring for our patients that we are aware of their cultural background, I believe it is even more important to treat each patient the same, regardless of race, religion, or sex. Our top priority should be of what is in the best interest for the patient. In order to achieve the best results possible, we do need to include in our nursing interventions their beliefs or values so they will adhere to the plan of care.

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  • Explains that they will assess an adult from a different culture using the giger and davidhizar’s transcultural assessment tool.
  • Analyzes how jeremy's primary language is english. he speaks with a strong and clear voice, is forthcoming with information, and does not use nonverbal communication skills.
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