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  • 1. NUR 448
    • Culturally Relevant Mental Health Nursing
  • 2. World Views
    • Beliefs and values held by people of a given culture about what is good, right, and normal
    • Independent World View
      • Individualistic
      • Values independence, autonomy, individuation, and self-determination
    • Interdependent World View
      • Collectivist
      • Values interdependence, personal feelings, and desires less relevant than adherence to roles, responsibilities, and relationships within family and group
    Menu F B
  • 3. 7-3 Culturally diverse nurse and patient (Fig. 7-2) Menu F B
  • 4. 7-4 Effects of explanatory models on illness experience and practice (Fig. 7-3) Menu F B
  • 5. Explanatory Models
    • Document types of factors or events causing distress
    • Balance
      • - Energy
      • - Social
      • - Hot/cold
    • Spiritual
      • - Human
      • - Non-human
      • - Supernatural
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  • 6. Explanatory Models, cont.
    • Environmental
      • - Elements
      • - Negative forces
      • - Germs
    Menu F B
  • 7. Idioms of Distress
    • Forms of experience and expression of distress
    • Social
    • Emotional
    • Somatic
    • Spiritual
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  • 8. Ethnorelativism
    • Evaluating whether the theories being applied are relevant for the persons the nurse is helping
    • Allows nurses to provide care that is not bound by Western culture
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  • 9. Cultural Translator
    • Facilitates ethno-relativism by
    • - translating language
    • - explaining health-related concepts related to client
    • culture
    • Best when cultural translator closely resembles the client (is from same geographical region, social class, and gender)
    • Culture Bound Syndrome- an illness caused by culture.
    Menu B