Heritage Assessment

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Heritage Assessment By, Genethia Guerrero Grand Canyon University: NRS-429V Family Health Promotion 04/17/2011 Jose Alejandro Every individual has a cultural heritage. Each culture views the world differently. Culture is an inherited characteristic and includes knowledge, beliefs, customs, skills, likes and dislikes. The fundamental role of cultural heritage is uniting, respecting the diversities and brings people together to face the future by informing, perceiving and give importance to the understanding of the past (need a reference) Heritage assessment tool was introduced for collecting information about different cultures, nationalities and build cultural competencies among health care professionals. It is used to investigate…show more content…
Traditional medicine is regarded as a viable alternative to Western medicine especially among the uninsured and undocumented. It is generally not seen as conflicting with Western medicine among patients and traditional healers. In terms of health awareness, pressures of work and lack of income and time. Appear to have a significant correlation with less healthy eating habits. Being of the two different cultural back grounds, I subscribe to both to some degree. We should practice what we preach. Or better yet, we should practice what we teach. One way we learn is by observing healthy behaviors in others, and that 's part of the job description in cardiac rehab. If you 're terribly overweight, it 's hard to imagine how you can counsel your patients effectively about weight management. I can imagine them thinking, 'Why can 't she lose weight if she thinks it 's so important? '" We also must not forget our heritage. There are many who came before us and many more who will follow us. We need to support efforts to archive our histories. There are many private foundations, hospitals, and schools of nursing that are working to preserve our heritage. Our efforts could be volunteering to help out or giving donations to keep the work going on. We need to look to those who are retired and those more seasoned nurses who can share some of

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