Cultural Considerations In Mental Health. All Cultures

1051 WordsMay 5, 20175 Pages
Cultural Considerations in Mental Health All cultures have differnet beliefs about mental health and how they precieve what causes the disorders, how it can be cured or treated, and who should be involved in the process. Western coutries such as the United States, which see mental disorders as a result of natural scientific phenomena, advocate medical treatments that combat neurological imbalance and/or the use technology to diagnose and treat mental health disorders. Other countries believe that mental illness is the result of supernatural phenomena and promote prayer or other spiritual interventions that counter the presumed disfavor of powerful forces. Some cultures might ignore seeking professional medical help because they believe…show more content…
My patient is 32 year Indian female who resided at a group home. She doesn’t have a good family support. Unable to express himself, difficulty with eyes contact, generalized restlessness or agitation, feelings of despair, hopelessness, and, delusions and hallucinations is common with this patient. I will inquire if the family prefer same gender to care for them; is there a particular diet patient follow, because majority in this group tend to be vegetarian. The family do want to incorporate their cultural beliefs in the plan of care. Her sibling do not want to have anything to do with her due to her illness. Her parent comes to visit once every three months. My nursing diagnoses include: Risk for self-injury related to depression/psychosis as evidenced by previous suicide attempt and suicidal behavior. Disturbed Thought Processes related to inability to evaluate reality as evidenced by flight of ideas and grandiose delusions. Ineffective Coping related to internal conflicts as evidenced by internal preoccupation and by unpredictable and impulsive behavior. Impaired Social Interactions related to impulsivity and hyperactivity as evidenced by spontaneous singing and performing aerobic exercises. Intervention/goals Risk for self-injury related to depression/psychosis as evidenced by previous suicide attempt and suicidal behavior. Patient will verbalize feelings; express decreased anxiety and anger
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