Essay on Heritage Assessment Tool

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The Heritage Assessment Tool Kacey McIntee Grand Canyon University Family Centered Health Promotion NRS-429V Jane Parkman December 21, 2012 The Heritage Assessment Tool The uprising of diversified communications has caused the combination of differing cultures. This suggests that dissimilar cultures are no not restricted to geographical boundaries. The noteworthy social drive worldwide has elevated apprehension over tailored health care. It is vital that the cultural backgrounds of a group have influential influences on dealing with health care concerns. The birth of community consciousness concerning awareness of comprehensive healthiness and illness deterrence has stimulated the formation of system that allows it to be…show more content…
They must refurbish policies and practices that confirm distribution of culturally competent health services to diverse cultures in their community including the peoples who speak little or broken English. Being cognizant of cultural dissimilarities and refining communication decreases risks of negligence, absence of informed consent and failure to comprehend their patients’ health care practices and beliefs. (Diers, 2009) Upon interviewing families from different cultures with the Heritage Assessment Tool, many differences were noted in their interpretations of health maintenance, health restoration and Health protection. For Example… Hispanic American Culture’s Beliefs… Birth - Delivery and postnatal care is usually provided by a Mid-wife. Female family members will deliver care and support to the mother and newborn for the post-natal period, which is around 40-41 days, when customarily during this time the mother and newborn remain at home. In addition the female family members arrange meals and care for the husband and other children as well. Dying – The priest will give the Sacrament of the Sick; this incorporates confession and communion. If the person has expired the priest will come and anoint the deceased. The family wants to protect the patient from knowledge of terminal illness, with a strong belief in mind – body
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