Or another patient with an alcohol use disorder presents to the hospital for

Or another patient with an alcohol use disorder

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care will be monitored by nurses, doctors, dietitians, and case managers. Or another patient with an alcohol-use disorder presents to the hospital for unrelated surgery and experiences sudden alcohol withdrawal symptoms. This causes rebound effects on the central nervous and cardiovascular systems that must be managed by a team of clinicians. d. Barriers to evidence based practice e. Critical thinking skills used to see relationships among data II. Cultural Competence a. Appropriate questions to ask regarding health beliefs b. Traditional health and illness beliefs of African heritage i. Health beliefs: Harmony with nature ii. Illness Beliefs: Disharmony with nature iii. Illness Causation: Demons: Evil spirits, Voodoo, Hexes iv. Health Maintenance: Prevent: Disharmony, Respect Cleanliness, Religion, Avoid sick people v. Health Protection: Wear bangles, Faith vi. Health Restoration: Asafoetida, Herbs and roots
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vii. Traditional Healers: Root worker, Spiritualists, “Old Lady” c. Define culture, religion, ethnicity and spirituality i. Culture: a pattern of shared attitudes, beliefs, self-definitions, norms, roles, and values that can occur among those who speak a particular language or live in a defined geographic region ii. Religion: a shared experience of spirituality or the values, beliefs, and practices into which people either are born or which they may adopt to meet their personal spiritual needs through communal actions such as religious affiliation; attendance and participation in a religious institution, prayer, or meditation; and religious practices iii. Ethnicity: a social group that may possess shared traits such as a common geographic origin, migratory status, religion, language, values, traditions or symbols, and food preferences iv. Spirituality: borne out of each person’s unique life experience and his or her
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