NURS 6512: Advanced Health Assessment Initial Post Diversity and Health Assessment Cultural competence is the progressively established capability by healthcare providers such as nurse practitioners, aimed at the provision of to provide safe and excellent healthcare to all patients regardless of color, ethnicity, gender or any distinguishable difference (Duan-Ying, 2016). Recognizing, understanding and appreciating the uniqueness of each individual, forms trust, communication pathways, and propagates therapeutic relationships required by the nurse practitioner. According to Ball, et al., (2015), cultural competence begins with a personal evaluation of unresolved bias towards others that will hinder effective patient-centered communication skill. To be culturally competent, the practitioner must be able to respond to diverse patient groups by adapting interview and practice measures to meet their unique needs (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015). This discussion will be based on a cultural health assessment of a Native American male, whom is currently 23-years-old. Assigned Case Study MR is a 23-year-old Native American male whom presents with a chief complain of anxiety and he is seeking treatment to assist him in decreasing or eliminating his anxiety. MR reports a history of self-medicating his anxiety symptoms by utilizing alcohol and the illicit substance-marijuana. MR describes a fear that he will not be going to Heaven, if he continues to drink and use illicit medications.MR further report that he has a familial history of diabetes, hypertension and alcoholism. No further information is reported at this time.
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- Summer '15
- Diabetes, Native Americans in the United States