As an advanced practice nurse learning cultural or ethnic considerations will

As an advanced practice nurse learning cultural or

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what is an acceptable method in one culture may not be acceptable in another. As an advanced practice nurse learning cultural or ethnic considerations will assist in providing a higher level of care to a patient. By understanding ones cultural needs you are able to offer a more holistic approach. Five Targeted Questions 1. Do people criticize your drinking habit? 2. Are there unique customs in your culture that influence nonverbal or verbal communication? 3. Do you have any more concerns apart from the ones reported? 4. What type of diet is consumed at home?
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5. In the past, has anxiety caused you any chest discomfort like pains or palpitations? 2011). Native Americans value silence because they believe that your thought has been properly formed; so when attending to them, it is better to listen and not interrupt them (Edwards and Patchell, 2009). Native American also view continued eye contacts as rude, but a handshake and eye contact are acceptable (Thomas et al., 2011). The NP should reduce eye contact when collecting the health history of this patient.
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