Heritage Assessment of Three Culturally Diverse Families

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Heritage Assessment of Three Culturally Diverse Families Suzannah Turner NRS-429V Family-Centered Health Promotion 31 January 2016 Heritage Assessment of Three Culturally Diverse Families Being culturally competent and delivering culturally sensitive care is imperative for anyone in the medical profession. It is important because of the many diversities faced every day in the health care field. However, simply understanding the fact that there are so many health disparities is not enough. In order to reach out and effectively care for patients of different backgrounds and cultures one must understand the importance of cultural competency. In order to be culturally competent, a nurse must have knowledge of the different cultures, and…show more content…
Such oriental medications included treatments for constipation and other gastrointestinal illnesses, eczema, and dental health. This family has many bottles of these herbal remedies and tinctures which they are happy to share with anyone interested. The couple will most often time use these treatments in conjunction to western medicines. Both the husband and wife were raised in the Seventh Day Adventist church and continue to remain faithful to that religion. Because of their religion, they are strictly vegan. The parents of the couple interviewed had an extensive garden with a vast amount of different vegetables where the family usually finds many of the ingredients for their dinners. They substitute soy products for meats and enjoy many different teas for which they find very comforting and effective when they are sick. Common to the Korean culture, this family eats kimchi which is high in probiotics. Even though their diet consists of high sodium, they are generally very healthy. The couple interviewed came from a very poor upbringing. As such, the couple live very simple lives and are somewhat apprehensive to spending any money earned. When it comes to medical treatments they much rather prefer to turn to natural remedies than have to pay for medical expenses such as doctor visits or pharmaceutical treatments. The Korean culture is also that of a Patriarchal structure, where the father is the head of the family and is responsible for providing for the family. As
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