Week 2 Main Discussion Post Case 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 prescription medications and denies drug use. He has a positive family history of diabetes, hypertension, and alcoholism. America has commonly been referred to as a melting pot of culture. Immigrants have come from far and wide to the United States bringing cultures and traditions. Culture refers to human behavior including beliefs, customs, and values. These behaviors can be influenced by religion, race, ethnicity, or even social groups. Cultural competence is the awareness and knowledge of different groups along with an integration of this knowledge into the care of patients and polices and standards of the organization (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015). Cultural Factors Associated with American Indian Patients Cultural traditions can vary greatly throughout the American Indian population.
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- Summer '15
- Native Americans in the United States