Nurs6512 week 2 discussion.docx - MR a 23-year-old Native American male comes in to see you because he has been having anxiety and wants something to

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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 himself 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 prescriptions medications and denies drug use. He has a positive family history of diabetes, hypertension, and alcoholism. Reflect on your experiences as a nurse and on the information provided in this week’s Learning Resources on diversity issues in health assessments. By Day 1 of this week, you will be assigned a case study by your Instructor. Note : Please see the “Course Announcements” section of the classroom for your case study assignment. Reflect on the specific socioeconomic, spiritual, lifestyle, and other cultural factors related to the health of the patient assigned to you. Consider how you would build a health history for the patient. What questions would you ask, and how would you frame them to be sensitive to the patient’s background, lifestyle, and culture? Develop five targeted questions you would ask the patient to build his or her health history and to assess his or her health risks. Think about the challenges associated with communicating with patients from a variety of specific populations. What strategies can you as a nurse employ to be sensitive to different cultural factors while gathering the pertinent information? By Day 3 of Week 2 Post an explanation of the specific socioeconomic, spiritual, lifestyle, and other cultural factors associated with the patient you were assigned. Explain the issues that you would need to be sensitive to when interacting with the patient, and why. Provide at least five targeted questions you would ask the patient to build his or her health history and to assess his or her health risks. Diversity and Health Assessments Healthcare providers have a responsibility to be culturally competent as they provide care to patients coming from a diverse population. It is imperative that they understand the cultural background and beliefs of the patients they are treating because their belief system may influence the way they seek care and follow treatment plans. The discussion this week involves patient MR, a 23-year old Native American male seeking care and treatment for anxiety, verbalizing fear of not going to heaven due to his lifestyle of drinking and smoking pot. The family medical
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  • Spring '18
  • Native Americans in the United States

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