Transcultural Model And The Jewish Culture

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Transcultural Model and the Jewish Culture Culture is a system of beliefs that are shared and communicated within a certain group of people, along with behavioral expectations and values that provide a framework to live by. No two people practice culture the exact same way. In the healthcare setting, especially in the United States, nurses and other healthcare workers are exposed to many different cultures. Being a culturally competent nurse ensures that individuals, families, and different groups of society get customized care that is well planned and implemented (Taylor, Lillis, & Lynn, 2015). The American Nurses Association believes culturally congruent care is so important, they implemented it within the Scope and Standards of Practice for nursing, “Standard 8. Culturally Congruent Practice: The registered nurse practices in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity and inclusion principles” (American Nurses Association, 2015). The Giger and Davidhizar Transcultural Assessment Model The Giger and Davidhizar Transcultural Assessment Model was developed for undergraduate nursing students in 1988 by Joyce Newman Giger and Ruth Davidhizar. The assessment model provides a framework for nursing students to easily assess and provide care for patients from many different cultural backgrounds. Six cultural aspects are highlighted: communication, time, space, social organization, environmental control, and biological variations (Giger & Davidhizar, 2002).
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