This approach emphasizes the patient’s role in promoting his wellness and in his responsibility for his own care. Being sensitive and showing respect for different cultural patients are nurses’ job (Quan, nd). Cultural knowledge is the process of seekin... ... middle of paper ... ...messages, and these may vary considerably among different cultures. Skilled cultural nurses should involve a translator or change the phrases and words they use when explaining care. Become aware of the small, non-verbal clues that indicate a patient is not being totally understanding and take time to explain unfamiliar terms (Murphy, 2011).
Additionally, there are risks for older adults when it comes to oral hygiene because of the physiological changes their body is going through. Improving health care workers’ knowledge of oral hygiene can potentially better patient care outcomes. Nurses should have a universal, observable way of describing patient oral hygiene care. This would allow nurses to show how oral hygiene impacts patient outcomes and could help develop protocols in regards to oral hygiene. It is important to have a common understanding of oral hygiene to avoid miscommunication between nurses and other health care professionals.
People from racially and diverse groups suffer with increased rates of illness and disabilities due to lack of healthcare access and education compared to other populations (Loftin, C., Hartin, V., Branson, M., & Reyes, H., 2013). One of the essential interventions to reverse this is education for nurses about how to achieve culturally competent care in the nursing profession (Loftin, C., Hartin, V., Branson, M., & Reyes, H.,
Cultural Competence Researching and developing awareness of different cultures beliefs, values, and practice can help aid with providing cultural competent care. As a healthcare professional, this is an essential competent for caring for patient of different ethnicity group. “Organizations and individuals who understand their clients’ cultural values, beliefs, and practices are in a better position to be co-participants with their clients in providing culturally acceptable care” (Purnell & Paulanka, 2008, p. 2). During the beginning of this course, I had taken a cultural competency quiz regarding my responses to the patient cultural values and belief practices. I will later discuss how my results from the cultural competency quiz changed
Patient and family verbalize understanding of treatment plan. Conclusion Cultural views of patients influence the way they respond to health care services. Undersanding a person’s cultural views is important in the delivery of healthcare and eliminating cultural bias will help clinicians work effectively with patient from different cultural groups. Clinicians can only provide quality care and improve patient outcomes when they can understand their own cultures, beliefs, attitudes, and lifestyle practices as well as patients’ ones. Clinicians face barriers including linguistic differences, cultural lifestyles and beliefs, and healthcare perception of the patients.
Introduction As a nurse strive to provide culturally sensitive care, they must recognize how their client's and their perceptions are similiar as well as different. Nurse enhance their ability to provide client-centered care by reflecting on how their beliefs and values impact the nurse-patient relationship. To provide appropriate patient care, the nurse must understand her/his culture and that of the nurse profession. Cultural biases can be particularly difficult to identify when the nurse and client are of a similar cultural backgroup. When we recognize and know a culture, we will know what is right for our patient, and thus may impose our own values on the client by assuming our values are their values.
Nurses should be sensitive to differences in experiences and responses that result from heritage, sexual orientation, ethnicity, socioeconomic situations, and cultural background. This combined with an understanding of culture and context can link communities and societies. Nurses can overcome cultural differences as they relate to the patients by learning a few words of the patient’s language. Also nurses willing to learn about a patient’s culture and to accommodate their care to adapt to cultural needs gain trust from the patients. Nurses can also use the universal language of kindness and right treatment like giving smiles and through body
Cultural Diversity and Its Influences on Nursing Practice Transcultural nursing is a term used by Madeline Leininger to describe the blending of nursing and anthropology (Andrews & Boyle, 2016). The goal of transcultural nursing is to be able to provide cultural specific nursing care for individuals and families of different cultures. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the eight reasons why transcultural nursing is necessary. I will describe the meaning of cultural diversity and its relationship to nursing. I will also explain how I personally provide culturally sensitive care to my patients.
If the following continues, it may have a detrimental effect on the patients. However this can be prevented through proper stress management. Milliken (2007) states that proper education on stress management and self-soothing techniques that are directly applicable in nursing environment can be of significant benefit. Nurses would be able to utilize these skills to maintain their composure while at work thus having an immediate effect on them. Further examples of relaxation technique include stretching, music therapy, controlled diaphragmatic breathing and also exercising (Benson & Klipper, 2000).
Again, nurses treat patients from diverse communities, cultures and religions. A patient advocate would create a trusting relationship, where it is possible to learn about the beliefs of the patient to protect their autonomy. For example, a Jehovah Witness needs a blood transfusion, a patient advocate would know they do not belief in blood transfusion and suggest alternative treatment that agrees with their patient’s autonomy. Another example of patient advocacy is reporting suspected abuse; when a child comes in with bruises in a form of hand prints. Being a patient advocate means protecting the patient’s wellbeing, whether it is there autonomy or from physical harm.