Assessment of Hertiage

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Assessment of Heritage

Grand Canyon University

September 7, 2014

Assessment of Heritage

Heritage Assessments

There are so many different types of people in this world. As nurses work in their everyday environment they run into many different cultures and people. Utilizing an assessment tool to help guide one in the direction of their patient’s culture and heritage, which can provide more patient centered care. The information gathered can help the communication between nurse and patient, helping to create cultural competency and understanding of others
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(Dimensions in culture, 2011).

Filipino Heritage

History has shown that men are dominate in this culture. Though in modern time, women have proven to be equal and most often the breadwinner. Women were once thought to be care takers, submissive, graceful, stay at home wife and mother, doing the duties around the house and in the fields. As women began to prove their intelligence and ability to help provide financially, the roles began to change.

Women became self-sufficient and didn’t need to rely on men. Divorce and separation rates are high, causing women with no educational background to find means of supporting themselves and their children. (Role of Women in the Philippines, 2010-2014). Filipino culture sees immediate family as close and they stay in close contact with parents and siblings.

Traditionally, eating out is a favorite past time of this culture.” Delicacies are balut, which is a boiled egg with fertilized duckling inside; and dinuguan which is soup made from pork blood.” (Culture of the Philippines, 2010-2014).

The Philippine culture believes in three types of illness, mystical, personalistic, and naturalistic. Mystical illness are associated with experiences or behaviors from ancestors, such as retribution for unfulfilled obligations. Personalisitic
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