and age (Espey et al., 2014, p. S307). Most American Indians are poor, unemployed, and have a low socioeconomic status due to a lower level of educational attainment (Espey et al., 2014, p. S307). Our patient is very religious due to the belief of his fear of punishment due to his actions (Kollar, 2018). Many Christian Indians kept their tribal religion (Kollar, 2018). The Native American Indian Christianity takes different forms but it goes to show how they strongly believed in their religion with harmony and balance (Kollar, 2018). The lifestyle they adopted due to the low economic status, they live in rural areas where the job is usually seasonal and only has dangerous jobs that are available due to their educational attainment (Espey et al., 2014, p. S307). It leads to a higher rate of death due to unintentional injury. They are also associated with abuse of alcohol. Majority of unmonitored adolescents may tend to smoke, drink, or use drugs are lifestyle factors. Smoking is part of their lifestyle by traditional beliefs and ceremonies (Espey et al., 2014, p. S308). Other cultural factors like an adaption of ethnic identity allow the individual her or his sense of membership to an ethnic group (Yasui, Dishion, Stormshak, & Ball, 2015, p. 319). Issues You Need to be Sensitive to when interacting with the Patient and Why The issues you need to be sensitive with is the respect of their culture, by being culturally competent and cultural humility (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015) (Ball, Dains, Flynn, Solomon, & Stewart, 2019, p. 23). Cultural humility is the ability to recognize one’s limitations in knowledge and cultural perspective (Ball et al., 2019, p. 23). Other issues are their spiritual and cultural beliefs. American Indians have their own strong spiritual belief in Christian and tribal religion that needs to be delicately spoken of when interacting with the patient (Kollar, 2018) (Ball et al., 2019, Box 2.4). The topic of gender identity is a sensitive topic in the person of Christian faith, especially in an American Indian family.
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