When conducting a health assessment it is critical to ask about any home

When conducting a health assessment it is critical to

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When conducting a health assessment, it is critical to ask about any home practices while also being cognizant of the possibility of elder abuse. Abuse on older adults is often underreported, especially when there is a history of mental illness, physical or cognitive impairment, or in situations wherein the patient is dependent with lacking financial resources (Ball, Dains, Flynn, Solomon, & Stewart, 2015).Sensitive Issues
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People involved in health promotion must consider the meaning of health for themselves and others. Recognizing differences in the purpose of health can clarify outcomes and expectations in health promotion and enhance the quality of health care. (Edelman, 2014). Taking into consideration that the cultural dynamic of Asians has been establishing, It appears that being dependent on his daughter may be causing some social distress since the Asian culture is male dominant in a social milieu. The patient’s psychosocial and emotional needs must be addressed as the patient has expressed concerns about not wanting to be a burden on his daughter. The patient is concerned about being a burden on his daughter. This is a delicate issue that must be carefully addressed to holistically care for this patient. It is vital to note that in the Asian culture, they do not necessarilytalk about their family issues, sexuality, and personal issues. Healthcare providers must be culturally competent. “Cultural competence emphasizes theidea of effectively operating in different cultural contexts, and altering practices to reach different cultural groups. Cultural knowledge, sensitivity, and awareness do not include this concept.” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015). In the case of this Asian male, his privacy must be maintained while being respectful of his care and pay close attention to his bodylanguage, maintain eye contact, avoid touching and discuss sensitive matters in private. Health care is viewed as a cultural construct, result from beliefs about the nature of the disease and the human body, cultural issues are at the center of healthcare delivery health management and preventive interventions. Getting some understanding, valuing, and incorporating the cultural differences of America’s diverse population and exploring one’s own health-related values and beliefs, health care institutions, practitioners, and others can encourage
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a health care system that reacts applicable to, and unswervingly serve the uniquely diverse needs of populations whose culture may be different from the predominant culture.Targeted QuestionsWhat medical conditions do you have or have been told you have?How are you taking your medications?Are you taking any herbal supplements? Are you currently experiencing any symptoms?
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