For the case study you have been assigned, you must: describe how you would assess the patient for health practices and beliefs that are outside the biomedical and scientific model; describe the possible impact of these practices on the care that might be indicated; and debate whether nursing should support the practices and beliefs of the patient. You are an emergency department nurse. A Middle Eastern patient is brought in with vaginal bleeding. The woman appears to be battered. She has bruised eyes, bruising around the neck, and lacerations on her arms. The husband refuses to leave the room for you to interview the patient. The first thing I would do is prepare. While they are in the waiting room, I would do some research. In Fundamentals of Nursing Care, people who are Muslim “maintain bodily purity by observing their cleaning and ablution ritual” (Taylor, Lillis, & Lynn, 2014). I would ask them if they were Muslim first, then proceed. Then I would ask her to walk with me to the women’s bathroom to show her how to clean
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- Fall '17
- Barbara lagouda