When conducting an examination a provider must comprehend that at times in the

When conducting an examination a provider must

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When conducting an examination, a provider must comprehend that at times in the Asian culture they will nod out of respect to the person interacting with them. In the Asian culture a nod is a statement of agreeing and understanding. During a physical examination clarification is critical to show respect for authority. Disagreement with the recommendations of health care professionals is avoided, consequently, clinicians must be aware if they are stepping out of boundary and if the patient will be compliant after completion of the visit. In most cases, a lack of communication and understanding during a visit to the primary care physician of the older generation of Asian patient are more associated with health knowledge and language committal. To be proficient in patient care translator phone will be an excellent communication tool during an assessment. Depression can be identified during assessment for an 86year old male who does not want to be a burden on his daughter. In the Asian culture, any behavior or diagnosis that indicates a lack of self- control may produce shame and guilt to the patient. Thus, Asians patients may be reluctant to discuss symptoms of depression. Depression will not be part of the subjective assessment but will conduct it through objective assessment. Recommendation of home aide and home health nurse visit will be
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  • Summer '15
  • Health care provider, Asian culture, elevated blood pressure

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