case-3-mr-1.docx - Running head CASE 3 Case Selected Case 3 MR a 23-year-old Native American male comes in to see you because he has been having anxiety

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Running head: CASE 3Case Selected: Case 3MR, 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.Socioeconomic, Spiritual, Lifestyle, and Other Cultural FactorsCulture refers to the human way of life. It reflects unique customs, behaviors, beliefs, language, morals, and values among individuals of a particular cultural background (Ball, Dains, Flynn, Solomon, & Stewart, 2015). In the field of healthcare, cultural competence is the ability tounderstand and embrace cultural diversity and how it affects other people’s well being. In other words, it encompasses the ability of healthcare practitioners to provide patient care that meets thecultural differences of the patient by applying the knowledge of cultural diversity (Ball et al., 2015). According to Esposito (2013), cultural competence can be viewed through the lens of essentialist and constructivist. Basing the definition on an essentialist point of view, cultural competence is the ability to understand an individual differences based solely on his or her geographic location and ethnicity. On the other hand, contrary to the essentialist definition, cultural competence takes into consideration other aspects such as sex, age, gender, and socioeconomic status. Health professionals must ensure that they acquaint themselves with the diverse cultures to be able to offer top-notch care to patients. Understanding how age, sex, genders, social class, and educational level impact the provision of care in different cultural backgrounds is of the essence.
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CASE 3 2In the course of personalized care, various sociocultural factors affect the compliance rate, quality of care and perception. Firstly, identifying the patient’s status as either Native American or non-native is a contributing factor. To develop a deeper understanding, the care provider can use open-ended questionnaires to ascertain certain beliefs and customs unique to theparticular individual. For instance, the Natives believe in shaman who heals using tonics, and herbs and consult spirits regarding illnesses. Regarding the patient, he mentions smoking pot andgoing to heaven, which shed insights about his religious beliefs and cultural practices. For this reason, familiarizing with them is of paramount. Low standards of living have an adverse effect on access to quality care and health education. Additionally, low-class personnel have a tendency to abuse drugs and engage in criminal and violent activities which contribute to poor health outcomes (Espey et al., 2014).
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