Race, Ethnic Groups and Culture
Race: generally refers to a group with similar inherited features.
Ethnic group: refers to a group that shares language, national origin or religious tradition.
Culture: refers to the behaviors and belief
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Any nursing diagnosis may be appropriate for a client of any cultural group.
Cultural variables must be taken into consideration when establishing goals and planning
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The distance that a person prefers to maintain from another is determined by ones
Individuals orientation to time may affect:
Promptness, attendance at appointments.
Compliance with self-medication schedules.
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Traditional healers: herbalist, physician.
Healing practices: hot and cold foods, herbs, soups, cupping, pinching, and rubbing,
meditation, acupuncture, acupressure, tiger balm, energy to restore balance between yin
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Nurses must be able to:
Relate care and treatment to the clients cultural context.
Incorporate informal caregivers, healers, and other members of the clients
support system as allies in treatment.
SELECT CULTURAL GROUPS
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4. Social relationsexplains the structure and importance of friendships, gender roles, and
5. Perception of the worldindicates the explanation of religious beliefs and life events.
1. Culture is not inhe
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Dominant culturethe group whose values prevail within a given society.
Minority groupconstituting less than a numerical majority of the population.
ALSO INCLUDES (continued)
Acculturationthe process of learning be
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ETHNICITY AND RACE
Ethnicitya cultural groups perception of itself, or a group identity.
Racea group of people with biological similarities.
Typically based on specific characteristics
Skin pigmentation, body stature, facial feature
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Every aspect of a persons life is influenced by that persons culture.
Because nurses provide health care to culturally diverse client populations in various
settings, knowledge of culturally relevant information is essen
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VII. Beliefs of Select Cultural Groups
VIII. Cultural and Racial influences on client care
Orientation to space and time
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II. Ethnicity and Race
III. Cultural Diversity
IV. Cultures Components
V. Cultures Characteristic
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Define key terms.
Describe the characteristics and components of culture.
Discuss the impact of cultural beliefs on illness and health.
Compare and contrast diverse health beliefs of major