Sabrina Musquiz NURS 6512 Discussion Week 2 Cultural Competence American Indian Scenario #3-MR, a 23-year-old Native American male comes in to see you because he has been having anxiety and wants something to help him. He has been smoking "pot" and says he drinks to help him too. He tells you he is afraid that he will not get into Heaven if he continues in this lifestyle. He is not taking any prescriptions medications and denies drug use. He has a positive family history of diabetes, hypertension, and alcoholism. Cultural, Socioeconomic, Spiritual and Lifestyle Factors Providing care that matches one’s cultural needs is an essential component of effective and responsive health care delivery. There are 3 million indigenous people in the United States, belonging to more than five hundred federally recognized nations (American Psychiatric Association,2018). It’s important to remember that today Indigenous peoples mostly live in urban centers, rather than reservations, and are a heterogeneous group, representing hundreds of nations each with their own cultural practices and history (American Psychiatric Association,2018). Indigenous peoples may call themselves “American Indian,” Native American,” “First Nations” and “Indigenous.” Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians are included as well (American Psychiatric Association,2018). Native peoples have struggled to maintain identity as they were imprisoned for practicing their ceremonies and cultural events.
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