Wk 2_6512N Main Post Diversity and Health Assessment The provider should have an understanding that this patient culture beliefs plays a major role in how he perceives and accepts the care that is going to be render to him. Providers can take the first step to improve the quality of health care services given to diverse populations. By learning to be more aware of their own cultural beliefs and more responsive to those of their patients, which can lead to self-awareness and, over time, changed beliefs and attitudes that can translate into better health care (USDHHS, 2017). For this post I have selected case #1: an at-risk 86-year- old Asian male who is physically and financially dependent on his daughter, a single mother who has little time or money for her father's health needs. Factors Relevant to Health culture has an impact on what type of relationship the patient and the provider will have. Cultural competence refers to “a set of behaviors, attitudes, and policies that work congruently to enable professionals to work effectively across various cultures” (Huycke, Ingribelli, & Rysdale, 2017). In this situation the provider is assisting his patient to understand that Mr. JC relying on his daughter it is the culture norm and his daughter understands her responsibilities as his daughter. “Beyond understanding that Asian adults are more likely than other populations to live with and provide financially for their elderly parents, and that some factors may affect the type and amount of care provided by adult children, little is known about the actual experience of adult Asian children providing care for their parents” (Kanti, May K., and Falconier, 2017, P 74).In the
case with Mr. JC depends on his daughter to assist him with his care as well as finaccial support places him in a stressful situation.Discusing the issues that currently affecting his health is important. The provider needs to understand how the patient feels about having to continuously take the prescribed medication. The provider should discuss his socioeconomic status. Mr. JC currently depends on his daughter which is a major stressor in his life. According to Kanti, May K., and Falconier, “responsibility shifts to children, who are expected to respect and take care of parents as they age” (2017). During this visit the provider discusses with Mr. JC his lifestyles, spiritual needs and other cultural values that are important to him. The provider discusses with the patient his spiritual needs and should be open to incorporating some of Mr. JC spiritual beliefs into his care. As Ai, Huang, Bjorck, & Appel states (2013), that the effect of religious involvement on Asian Americans’ mental health, it is important to control for other known predictors of emotional functioning, especially cultural factors (e.g., discrimination and acculturation). Discussing all of the patient’s concerns the provider continues to build a health history with this patient. The provider is aware of the sensitive issues at hand and is careful as he approaches these issues with the patient. The provider should have
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