The term culture is defined as “the thoughts, communications, actions, customs, beliefs, values, and institutions of racial, ethnic, religious, or social groups” (Potter & Perry, 2013). With the increase of culturally diverse populations in the United States, it is important for nurses to practice cultural competence. Cultural competence is the ability to acquire specific behaviors, skills, attitudes, and policies in a system that permits “effective work in a cross-cultural setting” (OMH, 2013). Being culturally competent is essential because nurses who acknowledges and respects a patient’s health beliefs and practices are more likely to have positive health outcomes (OMH, 2012). Every culture has certain views and attitudes concerning
Heritage assessment Danielle Sumner Grand Canyon University Heritage assessment Introduction The Heritage Assessment Tool can be adopted as a dependable tool to gauge, health maintenance, restoration and safeguard of personal, cultural beliefs. The adoption of health assessment tool helps meet the prerequisites of diverse patient populations to offer quality all-inclusive care. The following paper reviews the assessment of three culturally dissimilar families, and demonstrate how a nurse would continue with health promotion centred on the variances in health traditions between the three cultures. The three cultures include Hispanic culture, Native American Indian culture and White American culture. The objectives of this essay are
The Influence of Heritage on Current Culture Evaluation of how family subscribes to these traditions and practices is offered in detail, while offering insight and/or reflection.It is essential for nurses to provide culturally sensitive care to each and every patient in order to establish repor and maintain a safe working relationship with each individual. To provide culturally sensitive care to a nurses patient’s he or she must first assess their own beliefs, values, and culture at large. The nurse can do this by using the Heritage Assessment Tool. This tool shows the nurse how important their heritage is to them and if they have adopted their ways of life from their family’s history and influence. This gives the nurse a starting point
Heritage Assessment Dianna Freeman Grand Canyon University Family Centered Health Promotions NSG-429V December 20, 2014 Heritage Assessment “Health is influenced by culture and beliefs” (NRS-429V, 2011, p. 1). In order for the nurse to properly care for the patient, she must know and understand the patient’s culture. “Cultural care is a comprehensive model that includes the
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.
Running head: HERITAGE ASSESSMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION IN NURSING Heritage Assessment and Implementation in Nursing Katrina L. Ford Grand Canyon University: NRS-429V September 8, 2012 A heritage assessment in nursing is a vital tool to learning about a patient. By finding out about the patient’s family and friends we can learn about their support system. If we learn how close to a culture our patient is this will give us an idea of how true they hold their beliefs or if they have went mainstream with the American culture. Doing interviews with different cultures gives us a look into their personal beliefs and can help nurses to provide better care and teaching to these patients. Some patients we will learn were born in
Assessing Family Health Patterns: Evaluating the Usefulness of a Heritage Assessment Tool Sarah Potter Grand Canyon University: NRS-429V-0191 October 5, 2014 Assessing Family Health Patterns: Evaluating the Usefulness of a Heritage Assessment Tool In the United States today cultural diversity is growing more prevalent every day. The report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM: Unequal
Heritage Assessment Renee R. Trent Grand Canyon University: NRS-429VN August 20, 2016 Heritage is a cultural aspect or tradition that has been passed down through generations (Heritage Assessment, 2016). Why would the health professional need to know about a patient’s cultural background? How would this affect the care provided? Health care is specific to the individual needs of a patient, and no two are alike. Nurses should conduct an assessment of the patients’ cultural beliefs, values, religious beliefs, and practices. It is important to learn the meaning of the illness from the patients point of view. Data collected from the cultural assessment will help the patient and nurse to develop a mutual and culturally acceptable plan
Heritage Assessment: Comparing Cultural Health Traditions Monica V. Poehner Grand Canyon University: Family Centered Health Promotion November 16, 2013 Heritage Assessment: Comparing Cultural Health Traditions Culture and heritage are the properties that make up a way of life for a specific population. As referenced by South African History Online (n.d.), “Culture should be regarded as the set of distinctive spiritual, material, intellectual and emotional features of society or a social group, and that it encompasses, in addition to art and literature, lifestyles, ways of living together, value systems, traditions and beliefs.” Heritage is formed from the practices and traditions that are learned from generations
Heritage Assessment Rajasree Prasannakumar Grand Canyon University: NRS-429V Martha Schlagel August 4, 2013 The world is filled with many cultures and it is important for healthcare professionals to understand most of them, therefore understand their patient. The heritage assessment includes the many factors that may influence a patient’s medical decision such as their religious beliefs and cultural background (Spector, 2009). The heritage assessment is very useful in understanding a patient’s preferred health approach to maintain, protect and restore it. Knowing cultural beliefs and values are very significant because in many cases, they are important to the patient and the beliefs and values influence their health choices. By
The third interview conducted was with a Chinese family (The Wang’s). The Wang family consists of the parents and 2 children that all play an active role in Buddhism. The Wang’s were all born in Chengdu, China and migrated to the United States 5 years ago. The Wang’s primary language is Mandarin. The father and two children also speak English. The Wang family doesn’t communicate much with their extended family. All extended family still reside in Chengdu, China. The Wang family is very private when dealing with or talking about their health. They express no current health concerns. The Wang family maintains good health through eating healthy; they eat large amounts of vegetables rice and fish. The Wang family uses health protection by positive thinking, and meditation. The Wang’s also state that they see a physician on a regular basis for check ups. As far as interviewing The Wang’s it was difficult to obtain specific information on their past or current health beliefs. The Wang’s appeared to be a private family (Wang, 2013).
Heritage Assessment and Cultural Project ********** Grand Canyon University: NRS- 429V (0101) February 27, 2014 Heritage Assessment The Heritage Assessment Tool can be used as a tool to assess health maintenance, protection, and restoration of individual cultural. This assessment tool helps explore and try
Heritage Assessment The United States (US) is a multicultural society. People from all over the world reside in the US. There are many customs, religion, values, beliefs, and so forth, in the US. To be in the healthcare profession, it is vital and necessary to be culturally aware and competent to provide culturally appropriate, holistic care. One of the ways to learn about a person’s heritage is by using the Heritage Assessment (HA). The HA tool has 29 questions and is a reliable method used to collect data on the patients’ traditional heritage. This paper will discuss the usefulness of the Heritage Assessment (HA) tool, this student’s summary of personal learning, this student’s cultural heritage common health traditions, in addition to
Heritage Assessment supports national health along with the cure and prevention of a multitude of diseases (Edelaman & Mandle, 2010). Promoting the best care, the culture and beliefs of the people must be looked at. The Heritage Assessment can also evaluate the nurse, showing her where her beliefs and practices are, thus promoting a good patient outcome. This in turn will help her, him to understand other cultures without bias and prejudice. Beside culture, language is another important factor. Patients may only understand their own language or have a very limited understanding of the English language. Medical terminology can be difficult for people born in America, can you only imagine when you are here learning the language and then exposed to medical jargon. Translators, language lines,
Showing support and respect for cultural health beliefs creates a better interpersonal relationship between patient and physician. When implementing a wellness plan for the patient to follow the physician should take into consideration the beliefs of the patient. Health care providers should seek and obtain knowledge of their patient’s diverse cultures. Obtaining the knowledge of other cultures can be an valuable skill.