Hmong Cultural Project.docx - Running Head Hmong Cultural Assignment 1 Hmong Cultural Assignment Jamie Beaubier Constance Daniels Sandhaya Dahal Taylor

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Running Head: Hmong Cultural Assignment 1 Hmong Cultural Assignment Jamie Beaubier, Constance Daniels, Sandhaya Dahal, Taylor Gingell Mercedes Yang Lansing Community College
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Hmong Cultural Assignment Hmong Cultural Assignment The Hmong culture is a complex and sophisticated culture that includes language, religion, shamanism, traditional music, singing, social values, norms, history, folk tales, oral texts, and ritual chants. The number of Hmong living in the United States is increasing every year. In 2000, there were 174,712 Hmong’s, which increased to 252,323 in 2010 (Schub & Smith, 2018). A large part of the Hmong population has migrated to the United States, leaving their native country while maintaining their cultural identity and practices. It is vital for nurses and other healthcare professionals to not only consider, Hmong cultural practices when providing care, but also their views on child rearing, aging, spirituality, death and dying, as well as health care concerns or practices. It is also essential to explore theoretical perspectives of Hmong culture and the related aspect of health disparities. The ability to understand different cultures decreases the level of health disparities that occur within the nursing practice. Hmong sometimes called Meo or Miao; society has several different subdivisions; White Hmong, Striped Hmong, Green Hmong, titled the Blue Hmong (Gall & Hobby, 2009). They are renown from such features on their traditional dresses. Their clothing identifies them from which regional group and indicates dialect. Women wear large silver neck rings, skirts that usually have cross-stitch embroidery, leggings, blouse, and a black apron (Gall & Hobby, 2009). Men wear short, baggy black pants, black shirts and a long sash around the waist (Gall & Hobby,2009). In the Hmong culture, they practice collectivism, which means they consult with family members before they seek any medical treatment. They discourage divorce and practice polygamy (Dommen, 2019). 2
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Hmong Cultural Assignment Using Erik Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development and its eight stages, will distinguish culturally competent practices and help decide how to proceed with patient centered care. The first stage is, Trust vs. Mistrust, which talks about how an infant depends on another person to take care of them. In the Hmong culture, babies are thought to be extremely fragile because they are sensitive to noise, light, and over stimulation. Women in the family are solely responsible for the children and domestic pursuits. (Owens C W 2007). This is different than the western culture they reside in, whose social norms are varied and individualistic to each person or family. Being aware of the family dynamics when caring for the Hmong patient is essential to patient centered care because even though women are the caregivers of children, the men are the decision makers.
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