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Family Health Assessment
Family is the basic unit of society. A family is a set of interacting individuals related by blood, marriage, cohabitation, or adoption who interdependently perform relevant functions by fulfilling expected roles. Health practices are those activities performed by individuals or families as a whole to promote health and prevent diseases. The relationship between members of family influences the understanding of behavior, which is demonstrated in family’s structural, functional, communicational, and developmental patterns (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2003; Bonell et al., 2003).Within families, children and adults are nurtured and taught about health values by...
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Patterns of values, beliefs, and health perception
The George family considered themselves as a religious christian family, who uses practices such as prayer and meditation to cope with problems. When faced with problems, The Georges use religious principles as a escape route to their problems. Their This family health assessment paper includes a assessment of the George family and their responses to the 11 functional health patterns. The 11 functional health patterns include: values, health, perception, nutrition, sleep/rest, elimination, activity/exercise, cognitive/perception, self-perception, role relationship, sexuality, and coping. Alongside the 11 functional health assessment...
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Self assessment of cultural competency is a means of realizing how a person reacts to other cultures he or she encounters every day. Team A chose a cultural competency assessment tool from the Alameda County Public Health Department website (see Appendix A) to evaluate themselves concerning their cultural awareness. This paper will evaluate those assessments to come to a better understanding of each member's level of cultural competency. Each member has also included a personal assessment of her cultural strengths and weaknesses.The process of self-assessment of cultural competence can be fairly intimidating. Responding to questions about racial and cultural differences can create problems...
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Community nursing requires the nurse to be well-informed of the community, knowledge on needs of people in the community, and the capability to diagnosis, plan and implement the necessities for the community. To provide quality outcomes for a community, the use of a conceptual model help in guiding the professional nurse on assessing the needs, prioritizing needs and the listing the severity of needs. The process of using a conceptual model can be compared to the nursing processes which consist to assessing the needs of a patient, diagnosing needs, planning needs of the patient, implementation of the plan, and evaluating the success of the plan. A conceptual model and the nursing...
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This is a case study of Sarah, a 39 year old female who presented at the emergency department with her husband, who is worried about her recent behaviour. She is showing classic signs of Hypomania, which is commonly associated with Bipolar Disorder. Hypomania has distinguishing features and can be displayed with high energy levels, positive mood, irritability, inappropriate behaviour, heightened creativity and mystical experiences (Athanasos 2009). Bipolar Disorder sufferers not only experience highs like hypomania, but also the lows of depression. Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder can only be made by a qualified health provider like a psychiatrist and is following one or more manic and...
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Over the past two decades nurses have become more aware of the need to include families in nursing care. Family nursing practice is holistic with a goal of creating partnerships between families and nurses so mutual trust, communication and cooperation develops enabling the health care needs of the family to be met (Kaakinen, 2014). A family is viewed as a system where each member is expected to respond according to their role, and changes in the dynamics of the system causes a change in the equilibrium. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the application of family health nursing theory to practice through a case study. The Perez family’s culture and environmental factors as they...
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Family Assessment and Nursing ProcessAccording to Stanhope & Lancaster (2001), a family nursing assessment is considered to be the cornerstone for family nursing interventions and is used in a systematic fashion for the identification of the family's developmental stages and risk factors. There are many tools available that provide guidelines for how to best get to know a family and to determine their strengths and weaknesses. One such tool is the Friedman Family Assessment tool which provides a guideline for nurses to interview a family. Theory is also a necessary tool when assessing a family because it is theory that most powerfully explains clinical situations and provides guidelines...
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Nursing practice has revolutionized itself throughout the years. Today we realize the causes of current illnesses as complex and multifaceted (source). In past models, for instance the medical model, the approach was straightforward and neglected the patients active involvement in their care; the patient was viewed as the passive recipient and the doctor, an active agent that “fixed” their patients. ( source). New developed models since then, such as the biopsychosocial model, show us that care focuses on many factors. The model demonstrates understanding of how suffering, disease, and illness can be associated by many factors seen at the different levels in society and the medical...
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Over the course of 3 weeks, an assessment was conducted in the Millwood’s community of Lee ridge; through the assessment opportunities for health promotion were identified for a prominent group within the community. This paper goes on to discuss the various components of a planned initiative for this community. Firstly various components of the assessment and planning phase are discussed such the target group of the initiative, the main goal for the initiative and the various criteria used to determine this as a community need. Following the assessment and planning, the paper addresses the primary model used during the assessment, planning and implementation phase i.e. the Ottawa charter,...
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We live in a country of culturally diversity. To provide the highest quality of care to our patients we need to be culturally competent nurses (American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN], 2008, ¶ 2). Using the Heritage Assessment Tool as a guideline I interviewed three families. The first was my own of Russian heritage, the second a colleague with a strong Chinese heritage, and the third a young single mother with a Hispanic heritage. These interviews gave me an insight into their views on health maintenance, protection and restoration. All three cultures had both similarities and differences.
In the interviews with three culturally different families, an assessment was...
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NUR 464February 23, 2004University of PhoenixAccording to recent Census information, the number of Mexican Americans is on the rise in the United States. Given this information, it is the duty of health care professionals to become culturally competent in the values and beliefs that affect the health and well-being of Mexican Americans (Zoucha, 2000). It is also necessary to understand the significance their culture plays in the treatment of health issues in order to enhance the effectiveness of care and improve treatment outcomes. Not meeting the health care needs and preferences of culturally and diverse populations can increase delays in clients seeking care, create obstacles for the...
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The Grape Family
The movie utilized for this assignment was What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. This movie explored the life of the Grape family consisting of Gilbert, Ellen, Arnie, Bonnie and Amy. (Hallström, Blomquist, Matalon, Ohlsson, Teper 1993). The movie reveals the struggles that the family face while raising Arnie who had a chronic mental illness (Hallström et al., 1993). This paper will discuss the priority concerns and corresponding interventions that are pertinent for the Grape family based on thorough use of the Calgary family assessment model. The focus of this papers assessment on the family will be on the functional aspect; however the structural and developmental aspects have...
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Low vision assessments as a routine normally include case history and psychophysical measurements. By adding mental health state and low vision quality of life questionnaires during case history, a better quality of low vision rehabilitation can be offered to low vision patients. Low vision rehabilitation is very rewarding because much can be offered to assist the low vision patients. We report a 43-years old female who had tractional retinal detachment secondary to diabetic retinopathy and how low vision rehabilitation can be improved by adding simple steps incorporating mental health state and quality of life questionnaire which can be measured objectively during case history in low vision...
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During many years the role of school nurse was traditionally viewed as one where the nurse cared for students that were injured, applied bandages and gave out ice bags. Throughout the years the role of the school nurse has evolved into one of leadership and management along with many other duties including traditional roles as mentioned above. The services provided by a school nurse range from assessment and screening to coordinating care for regular students as well as students with special needs. School nursing requires experience and knowledge in school, public, community and emergency health to meet the many needs of school aged children and youth. The school nurse provides many...
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Introduction.Health and well-being of workers at the workplace is one of the critical issues that are confronted by many employers in today's business world. Because of this, employers and organizations are doing all they can to improve workers health and minimize high risk at the workplace. Several sicknesses and illnesses have been reported as related to work environment and or working conditions. This paper deals with the importance of the workers' health and its effects on productivity. It also discusses the types of injures and illnesses that are common at the workplace. In addition, it examines the measures employers are taking to improve working conditions in attempt to reduce work...
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The nursing process is “An organised, systematic and deliberate approach to nursing with the aim of improving standards in nursing care” (Rush S, Fergy S &Weels D, 1996).The five steps of the nursing process are assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluating. It was developed by Ida Jean in Florida, USA in 1958 and it was transferred to the UK by 1970.The ‘process ‘is neither a ‘model ‘nor a ‘philosophy’ as it is sometimes defined but merely a method of reasonable discerning and it needs to be used with a clear nursing model. This is foundation for integrating the development into our model for ideal nursing. Throughout the process the patient’s...
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As a nurse in a skilled nursing facility, oral hygiene care is very important, but the importance significantly increases when our patients are functionally dependent or cognitively impaired. These patients are unable to perform this task and depend on nurses to provide daily care. Nurses need to pay close attention for potential problems. They will need to perform assessments, develop oral care plans, and identify preventions and strategies to eliminate any potential problems. Poor oral health has been linked to serious systemic illnesses including diabetes mellitus, stroke, hypertension, myocardial infarction and aspiration pneumonia (Dyck et al., 2012). Patients who suffer from a lack...
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This paper introduces a 35-year-old female who is exhibiting signs of sadness, lack of interest in daily activities and suicidal tendencies. She has no interest in hobbies, which have been very important to her in the past. Her lack of ambition and her suicidal tendencies are causing great concern for her family members. She is also exhibiting signs of hypersomnia, which will put her in dangerous situations if left untreated. The family has great concern about her leaving the hospital at this time, fearing that she may be a danger to herself. A treatment plan and ethical considerations will be discussed.
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The drug that I chose to focus my website report on is alcohol. I chose two different websites with different purposes to compare and contrast. The two different titles are the NIH: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) (http://www.niaaa.nih.gov). The other website is the Alcohol and Drug Misuse- Student Mental Health- Twin Cities Campus (http://mentalhealth.umn.edu/alcohol/index.html).
I decided to compare and contrast the two different websites because I believe that different websites serve different purposes. The website from the NIAAA has more facts/numbers research information, grants and other information that those doing academic work will be drawn to.
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Nutrition in public health:
Ensure that students acquire specific knowledge for the analysis of food and nutrition problems in population groups.
Identify the causal factors of the state of nutrition in communities.
Be able to take part in the planning and programming for prevention and control activities within the field of nutrition in public health.
I. Concept of public health:
Historical evolution. Population and food. Quality of life and socioeconomic development.
II. Nutrition in the context of public health:
Scope. Health team.
III. Health planning and programming:
Program process. Application of nutrition programs in public health.
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Substance misuse is the continued use of drugs or alcohol despite negative consequences to the individual using, their friends, family and the community. Many individuals who are addicts start using some form of recreation or prescribed drug at first and become dependent over time due to inappropriate use. Drug misuse is usually considered as a crime while most individuals overlook it as a mental health issue. Most people do not come forward to seek help because of the stigmatization and the fear of the law. This school health education programme can only be successful if partners from the health, education and social services sector are actively involved. It is also necessary...
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2012) reports that each year in the United States, one in three people over the age of 65 falls at home. Falls are the most common cause of fractures and traumatic brain injuries as well as the leading cause of injury death in the elderly population. In a one-year study of 1529 home health patients, Lewis, Moutoux, Slaughter, and Bailey (2004) found that 57.6% of falls were caused by failure to use an assistive device properly and 11.3% were due to safety factors such as environmental hazards. Qualitative research has revealed that with regard to fall prevention, seniors prefer to have an active role; maintaining independence is a chief...
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This family is comprised of a father, mother and son not living in the same household. There has been a recent separation of the parents and separation of households. The family still lives near each other and work for the same employer. The father and mother share custody of the child centered on their work schedule. They also attend school functions together whenever possible.
The family is healthy but there are weight issues with the mother and father both being overweight. They are generally healthy people with no physical issues at this time. H.L. has suffered from depression and alcoholism, she takes medication for depression at this time. The depression has been exacerbated by the...
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Primary health care is the essential step to the Canadian health system. It is often associated with other specialized health care sectors, and community services. Many patients visit various services under primary health care such as family doctors' office, mental health facilities, nurse practitioners' offices; phone calls to health information lines, for example, Tele-health; and suggestions received from physicians and pharmacist (Primary health care, n.d.). This service can prevent patients from visiting the emergency department, when all that is required is some guidance and advice. Having primary care services can reduce the consumption of acute beds, where only...
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Gordon’s functional health pattern was proposed and developed by Marjory Gordon. It is the method used by nurse to provide a comprehensive assessment on the client. Gordon’s functional health pattern is divided into 11 categories. These categories are a systematic and standardized approach to data collection. Each of the categories enables the nurse to determine the different factors of health and human function. These categories are health perception and health management, nutrition and metabolism, urine and waste elimination, activity and exercise, cognition and perception, sleep and rest, self-perception and self-concept, roles and relationships, sexuality and reproduction, coping and...
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The concept of health is one that has had many definitions over the years as individual people can interpret it in many different ways. This is just one definition of health below.
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” (1)
This definition of health outlines that having good health not only relies on being free from disease and physically healthy but also have a thriving mental health and fulfilling social life. This definition of health also implies that having infrastructure that can provide access to running water and proper sanitation is also a vital part of maintaining a good bill of health. This is...
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ContentsPage No.1.Executive Summary31.1 Health of People with Learning Disabilities31.5 The Problems and Goals Assessment41.7Summary of Plan52.Corporate Strategy63.External and Internal Analysis73.1PEST Analysis73.2SWOT Analysis104.Marketing Objectives145.Marketing Strategy 165.2Segmentation165.3Competitive Advantage175.4Positioning185.5Marketing Mix (the 7Ps)196.Implementation206.1The 7S Framework206.4Resource Allocation256.5Budgets266.6Contingency267.Control and Forecasting 267.1 Benchmarks267.2Cost277.3Revenues278.Conclusion 27AppendicesA.The Problems and Goals Assessment29B.Presentation on Problems and Goals33C.Problems and Goals Recording Forms37D.Organisational Chart39E.Leadership...
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Pain Assessment ToolsPain is a major health problem in this country and is the most common symptom that prompts a patient to seek health care. Pain tells a person something is wrong. At its worst, pain makes the person's life miserable decreases the ability to function normally. For some, pain decreases his/her desire to live. Pain differs among individual patients, even those who appear to have identical injuries or illnesses. There are two types of pain, acute and chronic:Acute pain, for the most part, results from disease, inflammation, or injury to tissues. This type of pain generally comes on suddenly, for example, after trauma or surgery, and may be accompanied by anxiety or emotional...
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Families with a member suffering from any illness may be stressful enough but families with members diagnosed with schizophrenia are often faced with additional challenges such as the “external stressors of social stigma, isolation, and emotional frustration”. Many times, family conflicts arise as members attempt to provide care on an everyday basis (Chien, 2010, pg. xi). “A Beautiful Mind” is a brilliant motion picture directed by Ron Howard that chronicles the life of one John Nash, a prominent mathematician and the challenges he endures throughout his adult life afflicted with a chronic mental illness. “A Beautiful Mind” allows us to gain insight into the stressors that many families...
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Marriage and family counselors are counselors distinctively trained to work with family systems and provide therapy for people who wish to solve emotional conflicts. Their goal, with therapy, is to revise people's perceptions and behavior, expand communication, and prevent individual and family crises. Although marriage and family counseling has a broad history, formal recognition of the professional counseling specialization can be traced to the establishment in 1989 of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counseling (IAMFC), which is a division of the American Counseling Association. Requirements for marriage and family counselors typically include a master’s degree in...
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The goal of patient safety is to prevent harm to patients Mitchell (n.d.). Patient safety in any health system is critical not only for the credibility of the system, but for patient trust and satisfaction as well. Adverse outcomes are defined as any injury or harm resulting from medical care (Watcher, 2008). Adverse outcomes can result in death and disability and cost the health system dearly. Bernard and Encinosa (2004) reported that in the U.S. it costs twice as much to care for patients that experienced adverse outcomes. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) (2000) reported that adverse outcomes cost the U.S. more than 16 billion dollars or 6% of total inpatient costs. Therefore, adverse...
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Kaakinen, Gedaly-Duff, Coehlo & Hanson, (2010) report family is the biggest resource for managing care of individuals with chronic illness; family members are the main caregivers and provide necessary continuity of care. Therefore, it is important for health care providers to develop models of care based on an understanding what families are going through (Eggenberger, Meiers, Krumwiede, Bliesmer, & Earle, 2011). The family I chose to interview is in the middle of a transition in family dynamics. I used the family as a system approach as well as a structure-function theoretical framework to the effects of the changes in dynamic function. Additionally, the combinations of genogram,...
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The aim of this case study is to provide a detailed account of a patients holistic health care needs from a health promotion perspective utilising the Tannahill Model which will be described. In promoting the health of the patient maintaining individuality within a diverse community will also be discussed by the application of the model to the patient.Mary, the patient the study focuses on (surname withheld to uphold confidentiality), was chosen due to the writers involvement throughout the duration of her stay in hospital. The writer met Mary prior to her operation in theatre and was present for the duration of her operation. When Mary was admitted to ward L4 the writer was directly...
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Laying the Foundation for a Healthier Future
Health promotion and teaching are important tools for nursing. By promoting health and health teaching, nurses can help lay the foundation for a healthier future.
Major Concepts and Definitions
Belief–a statement of sense, declared or implied, that is intellectually and/or emotionally accepted as true by a person or group.
Attitude–a relatively constant feeling, predisposition, or a set of beliefs that is directed toward an object, a person, or a situation.
Value–a preference that is shared and transmitted within a community.
Behavioral diagnosis–the delineation of the specific health actions that...
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Risk Management CyclePlans of risk assessment and management are essential to successful discharge and community care for the rapidly increasing population of children and their families. According to Aufseeser-Weiss (2000), "risk management is an objective strategy that seeks to eliminate or decrease the chances of financial loss and legal action. Risk management focuses on an actual mistake, an accident, or a potential similar occurrence". It needs to be considered at various levels and the theories applied to a number of areas embracing both clinical and environmental risk. The positive and negative characteristics of taking risks must be considered, but in general the approach for these...
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This essay will critically review service provision for adult men with alcohol dependence in Hammersmith. The essay will define alcohol dependence, its clinical importance, statistics; national policy will be highlighted and also will define community health profile. It will explore the strengths and weakness of inter-professional working as it is important across the broad spectrum of social care. The services available to meet the needs of this client groups in the National Health Service (NHS), voluntary and private sector at both local and national level will also be discussed.
It will also demonstrate an understanding of cultural, social diversity and the impact they have on health,...
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Subject Outline (version 2)Introduction to Environmental EconomicsSubject Code: EV2003:03Study Period: 2, 2014Study Mode: InternalCampus: Townsville & CairnsSubject Coordinator: Associate Professor Emma GyurisPre-requisites:e.g., For prerequisites for EV2003, see https://secure.jcu.edu.au/app/studyfinder/index.cfm?subject=EV2003&year=2014&transform=subjectwebview.xsltThis subject outline has been prepared by Emma Gyuris for the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences James Cook University. Updated: May 2014
Q1. This subject is offered across more than one campus and/or mode and/or teaching period within the one calendar year.
Q2. If yes [Q1], the design of all...
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AbstractBreast cancer elicits so many fears, including those relating to surgery, death, loss of body image and loss of sexuality. Managing these fears can be facilitated by information and knowledge so that each woman can make the best decisions concerning her care. Optimally, these issues are best discussed with the patient's doctor on an individual basis. What follows is a review of information on breast cancer intended to aid patients and their families in their navigation through the vast ocean of breast cancer issues.Needs AssessmentThe major objective of our study is to investigate the relationship between depression dysfunctional attitudes, and their possible effect on quality of...
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Many people have many different definitions of a family. Some include family as the people they live with, some include their entire extended family, and some include friends, neighbors, coaches, and teachers. According to the Vanier Institute (2013), a family is “a combination of two or more persons who are bound together over time by ties of mutual consent, birth, and/or adoption” (para. 2). Whichever way you look at it, families often play a major role in life. It only makes sense that when a person begins to go through a drastic change in life such as illness, the family will be involved. This is why it is important that nurses learn how to provide suitable client and family centered...
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Health Disparity Topic Selection and Analysis: Mental Health of the Asian-American Elderly
Mental Health of the Asian-American Elderly
Asian-Americans constitute an important racial/ethnic minority in the US. A few facts
that have been given by the US Census Bureau include:
• In 2011, the population of Asians with more than one race was estimated at 18.2 million.
• The referred population includes about 50 subgroups with reference to origins, diversity in culture, ethnicity, religious traditions, English proficiency, and geographical and immigration history
• The Asian population has been estimated to about 40.6 million by 2050.
• Most of the Asian population in the...
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Forensic Assessments are conducted by psychologists (mental health professionals) for a variety of reason; when a decision needs to be made based on a legal question, of competency, insanity, custody, etc. (Heilbrun, Grisso, & Goldstein, 2009). Psychologists are also present to provide services that are helpful to a case in making things clearer and in helping to determine if someone has a mental illness or a disorder for example. Forensic assessments can be done for those purposes mentioned; however can also be done in correctional settings to help offenders cope with their new environment and how they can transition back into society after being in prison (Heilbrun,...
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AbstractThe goal of this paper is to demonstrate the importance of a cultural competent patient interview and assessment. This paper will also examine cultural competent care when caring for diverse cultures on a daily basis and the societal needs to provide appropriate care while still respecting a patient's cultural background. The interview process will cover socioeconomic factors, lifestyle, family values, health beliefs and practices, childbearing and parenting practices along with culturally sensitive intervention to assist a Hispanic patient of Aztec-Mexican decent.Cultural Diversity: An Aztec-Mexican American Cultural Interview and AssessmentCultural Competent CareCaring for a...
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pain changes in a six point Likert scale, (4) a thermometer pain scale that measures overall degrees of pain.
A study performed by Horgas et al. (2009) evaluated reliability of NOPAIN. The study tested the association between NOPAIN and patient self-report and other pain rating procedures based on patient’s actions. 20 mentally alert and oriented patients and 20 mentally limited patients were participated in this study, and their daily activity was monitored and evaluated based on NOPAIN and other pain assessment tools. The study showed that NOPAIN has high reliability, and significant associations were found between NOPAIN and pain reported by the patients. The result proposed that NOPAIN...
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Health literacy can have a major impact on the health of a patient. This is because if the patient is unable to comprehend the information that is being provided to them by the health professional, they will not be able to take fully informed decisions regarding their health. When a health professional is communicating information to a patient they need to take a step back and evaluate how the patient is comprehending the information they are providing. This essay looks at two main topics. The first one is what health literacy is and how an individual's knowledge can influence how they how see and approach their own health. Second is what strategies a nurse can use to provide better...
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This essay intends to give a critical analysis of interagency working to promote the health of ethnic minority women suffering from domestic violence. The essay starts with a definition of health and then briefly looks at varying definitions of public health and how these definitions lend credence to need for interagency working in public health. The essay then looks at the social construct of community and minority communities (BME) in England and Wales, health inequalities and the geographical spread of inequalities across areas of deprivation and the spearhead authorities with a brief discussion on the social determinants of health. This will be followed by a definition of domestic...
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Healthcare organizations are under intense pressure to contain costs while improving access and service for the growing patient population. The fundamental values of our healthcare system - equality of access, affordability, and quality patient care - are in risk due to severe money supply restraint, competition, and logistical issues. Healthcare stakeholders have identified the need for progressive solutions that will revolutionize the healthcare delivery system. The Romanow Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada spent 10 months looking at Canada's public health system before making recommendation how to serve Canadians better. Provincial governments run health care systems and,...
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Health and Well-Being is a high priority in current health and social care provision. Physiotherapists own the responsibility to promote health through physiotherapy practice. The promotion of health to enable individuals who have chronic conditions or are disable to maximise their potential for healthy living. The practice can be reflected on medical, behavioural change and educational approaches.
"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." (World Health Organization, 1946) While well-being means a lack of illness and disease, the ability to maintain your mind and soul in a state of balance. There is a vast...
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The Neuman Systems Model applies a comprehensive and holistic approach to the care of patients based on the five variables. According to Parker and Smith (2010), the Neuman System Model is described as, “wellness orientation, client perception and motivation, and a dynamic systems perspective of energy and variable interaction with the environment to mitigate possible harm from internal and external stressors” (p. 183). The patient/ family are the client system and interrelate with the five variables namely; the physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual beliefs. The Neuman System Model has been used in diverse settings such as, in critical nursing,...
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What is cultural competence? What is culturally competent care? These are very important questions to consider. Nurses are exposed to diverse cultures constantly in today's society and need to be able to provide appropriate care while still respecting a patient's cultural background.Cultural competence in nurses is a combination of culturally congruent behaviors, practice attitudes, structures and policies that allow nurses to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. Cultural competence reflects a higher level of knowledge than cultural sensitivity, which was once thought to be all that was needed for nurses to effectively care for their patients (Stanhope & Lancaster,...
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The purpose of this paper will be to present a family focused plan of care for the G. family. The care plan will consist of assessment of family structure, function, environmental characteristics, and cultural assessment. Assessment of universal self-care requisites, developmental self-care-requisites, and health deviation self-care requisites will also be presented. 3 prioritized nursing diagnoses with goals and interventions will be completed.The family consists of M.G. who is a 36 year old, married, Hispanic male, whose religious orientation is Catholic. He has a college education, speaks English, and had been an airline pilot for the past 15 years. He has a hobby of baking and enjoys...