Heritage Health Assessment Of Three Families

1546 Words Feb 21st, 2016 7 Pages
Heritage Health Assessment of Three Families
The Heritage assessment tool consists of 29 detail questions related to the cultural background of the person being interviewed, cultural food and holydays or traditions related with them, number of family members, frequency of contact with them, and their cultural background. In addition, some of the questions ask about the use of preventive or curative health remedies associated with cultural beliefs and practice, religious practice, and cultural nutritional practices as it applies to health and illness (McKee, T., 2012). Mainly, the purpose of the assessment tool is to guide health care providers how to properly deliver cultural competent care among the diverse population living in the United States. For instance, using the heritage assessment tool, the author interviewed herself and two other families identified as Haitians, Indians, and Nigerians. With the result found, the author will identify common health traditions based on cultural heritage, evaluate and discuss how the families subscribe to these traditions and practices. Lastly, the author will address health maintenance, health protection, and health restoration as they relate to the author’s assessment.
Common Health Tradition Based on Cultural Heritage
According to Zimmermann (2015) “culture is the characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts”. As far as…
Open Document