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Cultural aspects nursing

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Cultural aspects nursing

  1. 1. Cultural Aspects of Nursing Jeanne M. Colia, RN, MSN, CNOR
  2. 2. KWL: A learning tool to assess prior, needed, andlearned knowledge• Before we began this exercise, what are some of the facts that you know about Cultural Aspects of Nursing?• What do you want to learn about Cultural Aspects of Nursing.• What have you learned about Cultural Aspects of Nursing?
  3. 3. Cultural Phenomena that influenceNursing• 1. Communication• 2.• 3. Time• 4.• 5.• 6.
  4. 4. Answers• 1. Communication• 2. Space• 3. Time• 4.Social Organization• 5. Environmental control• 6. Biological variations.
  5. 5. Communication• Verbal language, – Intonation, – Speed, – Vocabulary, – Silence• Nonverbal language, – Gestures, – touch, – body posture
  6. 6. Social Organization• Family group/Ethnic groups• Religious groups
  7. 7. Environmental control• Folk medicine• Traditional healers• Health and illness beliefs
  8. 8. Biological Variations• Body structure, Skin Color• Genetic make up, nutritional preferences• Enzymatic functions, ECG pattern• Susceptibility to certain diseases
  9. 9. Applying Critical Thinking• The nurse is asking an elderly Hispanic female client to sign a consent form for a bronchoscopy procedure scheduled the next day. The client tells the nurse that she wants to wait until her family arrives later. Which nursing action is most appropriate
  10. 10. Choose Nursing ActionA. Ask the client to sign, but inform her that she can change her mind.B. Ask the client if she has any questions you can answer.C. Tell the client to call you when her family arrives.D. Inform the doctor.
  11. 11. Answer C• Tell the client to call you when her family arrives.• The family is an important social organization in many cultures.• Being available when the family arrives is manifesting respect for the client’s wishes and cultural sensitivity.
  12. 12. Critical Thinking Question• The nurse is taking care of a patient who is scheduled for surgery today. The client asks the nurse to read a passage from the Bible to help her prepare herself for surgery. It is most appropriate for the nurse to:
  13. 13. AnswersA. Read the Bible passage.B. Ask if someone on staff is the same religion as the client.C. Kindly tell the client that nurses cannot get involved in religious issues.D. Inquire if the client would prefer that a religious person be called.
  14. 14. Answer A• Read the Bible passage. Recognizing the spiritual needs of a client is viewing the client as a whole person with spiritual as well as physical needs.
  15. 15. Critical Thinking• The nurse is assigned to a patient who believes that wearing a copper bracelet will relieve arthritic pain. In providing care for the client, it is most important for the nurse to:
  16. 16. Answer Choices• A. encourage the client to use anti- inflammatory medication.• B. inform the client that copper bracelets have no proven medical value.• C. address the pathophysiology associated with arthritis with the client.• Respect the beliefs associated with the copper bracelet by the client.
  17. 17. Answer D• Cultural beliefs play an important role in the healing process. This cultural belief does not interfere with the client’s well- being.
  18. 18. KWL• Before we began this exercise, what are some of the facts that you knew about Cultural Aspects of Nursing?• What did you want to know about Cultural Aspects of Nursing.• What have you learned about Cultural Aspects of Nursing?
  19. 19. References• Elkin, M.K., Potter, P., & Perry, A. (2007). Nursing interventions & clinical skills (4th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.• Potter, P. & Perry, A. (2007). Basic nursing essentials for practice (6th ed.) St. Louis: Mosby.• Potter, P. & Perry, A. (2011). Basic nursing essentials for practice (7th ed.) St. Louis: Mosby.

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