Week nurs 6512 discussion.docx - Week 2 Main Post Functional Assessments and Cultural and Diversity Awareness in Health Assessment CASE STUDY 3 MR a

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Week 2 Main Post Functional Assessments and Cultural and Diversity Awareness in Health Assessment CASE STUDY 3 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 prescription medications and denies drug use. He has a positive family history of diabetes, hypertension, and alcoholism. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC), “cultural competence is the integration and transformation of knowledge about individuals and groups of people into specific standards, policies, practices, and attitudes used in appropriate cultural settings to increase the quality of services, thereby producing better outcomes. As an advanced practice nurse, to be able to provide competent health care for my patients, it is my duty to have the knowledge of and respect the different cultural practices and beliefs of my patients, as this will enable me to be able to provide a patient-centered care, (Noe et al., 2014). Factors to consider when assessing the patient From the case study given, there are several factors that must be considered when assessing patient MR, as these factors contribute to his
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behavior and health. Some of these factors are socioeconomic, spiritual, and lifestyle. These factors can either be positive or negative. I will focus on MR’s origin as a native American, family history, spiritual belief, and behaviors.
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