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Diversity and Health AssessmentsBall et. al. (2015) suggest that age, gender, race, ethnic group and, with these variables, cultural attitudes, regional differences, and socioeconomic status influence the way patients seeks medical care and the way clinicians provide care. Culture, in its broadest sense, reflects the whole of human behavior, including ideas and attitudes; ways of relating to one another; manners of speaking; and the material products of physical effort, ingenuity, and imagination (Ball et. al., 2015). For this reason, it is extremely important for an advanced practice nurse to be culturally competent during the health assessment of the patient. Cultural and linguistics competence is a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals that enables effective work in cross-culturalsituations (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015).Case 3I chose case number 3 for my discussion post this week. Case 3 is MR, the 23-year-old Native American male who is having anxiety and wants something to help him. He has been smoking “pot” and says he also drinks. He is afraid he will not go to Heaven if he continueshis current lifestyle. He denies using drugs and does not take any prescription medication. He hasa family history of diabetes, hypertension, and alcoholism.SocioeconomicAccording to Espey et. al. (2014), patterns of mortality in specific demographic subpopulations, including race and ethnic groups, may reflect differences in socioeconomic status and access to medical care or the prevalence of subpopulation-specific risk factors. On average, AI/AN persons are more likely than Whites to be poor, be unemployed, and have a lower level of educational attainment (Espey et. al., 2014). The leading two causes of death in
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Week 2 Discussion, Native Americans in the United States