He is not taking any prescriptions medications and denies drug use He has a

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lifestyle. He is not taking any prescriptions medications and denies drug use. He has a positive  family history of diabetes, hypertension, and alcoholism. The Cultural Factors and Interaction Culturally competent nursing care for this individual will focus on recognizing the patient’s individual needs, including language, customs, beliefs, and perspectives. This respect is vital to reduce health disparities and improve access to high-quality of care that is responsive to the patient’s needs and will allow you to build a relationship with this patient (Neese, 2017). Knowing that in the Native American culture, they like silence and need time to think about their responses is important so I will not rush through the questions or force him to answer quickly. I will also be respectful to that fact that I am dealing with a younger male. I will be aware of my body language and eye contact while finding out his belief system so that I can form an
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appropriate plan of care. If I discover any of the same culture beliefs for my patient are the same as mine, then I will use that to help him feel comfortable and safe to open up. Knowing that
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  • Summer '15
  • Discussion , DQ, Case 3, Native Americans in the United States, Family History, native american male, MR 23 Year Old, Diversity & Health Assessment, Initial Post- Case

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