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Running head: HEALTH PROJECT1Health Project Student’s Name:Course Name:Date
HEALTH PROJECT2In this particular culturally competent nursing assignment, I decided to undertake it with my colleague who is of Asian descent. Since I will not reveal her name for privacy reasons, I willuse her initials C.M.B and she is middle-aged. I will ask her some general questions regarding her background and then I will converse with her on matters of her personal beliefs and the culture where she was brought up (Dudas,2012). The initial part of the assessment covers the heritage and analysis from Purnell’s Culture Competencies. C.M.B was questioned regarding her current residency and the information regarding her heritage? to this, she answered, “I live in Streetsboro, Portage County and I am from an Asian heritage.” “My partner and I lived in our home for a decade and both of us were born in the United States.”. “Our parents were immigrants from Asia to this nation to better their lives.”. The next question I asked was about her income. She was asked to abut the earnings of both hers and her husband? She responded by implying that they fall under the middle-income earning range. The next question was regarding her medical insurance, she indicated that she got insurance through her job and it was a lot of money deducted from her income. C.M.B indicated that she graduated from high school and that she has a CNA certification (Hayward & Charrette,2012).C.M.B was questioned regarding her main language? To which she indicated that she speaks English although she knows how to Chinese through her parents. The next question to C.M.B was if she felt other individuals find it difficult to associate with her due to her Asian heritage. She responded that a majority of people who she has related with her make an effort to comprehend her Asian heritage although she has crossed paths with some individuals who were unwelcoming and culturally insensitive to her and some of her needs. Through this interaction with C.M.B, I realized that she has a lot of humility and she talks in a low pitch. She told me that
HEALTH PROJECT3growing up in her culture, being sensitive and respectful of other individuals and their time was important (Purnell,2012).In this next section of the assessment, I addressed the aspects of family responsibilities and organization. C.M.B indicates that her husband is the head of the family. She has an adult daughter who is now living on her own although she currently lives with his husband. She is permitted to make decisions with her child although her husband is the final decision maker of

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