NURS 6521C Diversity and Health Care Assesment Discussion

NURS 6521C Diversity and Health Care Assesment Discussion

NURS 6521C Diversity and Health Care Assesment Discussion

Weekly Discussions

Please create a new topic and give your main post a title so that I and your students can find it (Last Name, Week 2, Main Post). This will enable us to distinguish between a primary post and a response. Give as much information as you can, and cite academic sources to back it up. You should contribute to the discourse and raise new points in your peers’ comments.

For this week, you will discuss diversity: NURS 6521C Diversity and Health Care Assesment Discussion

  • Reflect on the specific socioeconomic, spiritual, lifestyle, and other cultural factors related to the health of the patient assigned to you.
  • Consider how you would build a health history for the patient. What questions would you ask, and how would you frame them to be sensitive to the patient’s background, lifestyle, and culture? Develop five targeted questions you would ask the patient to build his or her health history and to assess his or her health risks.
  • Think about the challenges associated with communicating with patients from a variety of specific populations. What strategies can you as a nurse employ to be sensitive to different cultural factors while gathering the pertinent information?

Case Study Assignments: The following will be the assignments for this week’s Case Study:

Last Name A-M:

JC, an Asian man in his 86s who is at danger, depends on his daughter, a single mother with no spare time or money to take care of her father’s medical requirements. He suffers from chronic prostatitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), b12 insufficiency, and hypertension (HTN). He presently takes B12 injections weekly, Cipro 100mg QD, Prilosec 20mg QD, and Lisinopril 10mg QD. “I came for my yearly physical exam, but do not want to be a burden to my daughter,” he says as he arrives at your office for the checkup. NURS 6521C Diversity and Health Care Assesment Discussion

Discussion: Diversity and Health Assessments

Alice Randall authored a piece about the societal influences that influenced black women to maintain weights over what was deemed healthy for The New York Times in May 2012. According to Randall’s views and personal experience as a black woman, many African-American groups and cultures view obese women as more attractive and desirable than those who are of a healthy weight. Many black women are overweight because we want to be, as she phrased it (Randall, 2012). NURS 6521C Diversity and Health Care Assesment Discussion

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Randall’s statements sparked a great deal of controversy and debate; however, they emphasize an underlying reality in the healthcare field: different populations, cultures, and groups have diverse beliefs and practices that impact their health. Nurses and healthcare professionals should be aware of this reality and adapt their health assessment techniques and recommendations to accommodate diversity.

In this Discussion, you will consider different socioeconomic, spiritual, lifestyle, and other cultural factors that should be taken into considerations when building a health history for patients with diverse backgrounds. Your Instructor will assign a case study to you for this Discussion.

To prepare:

  • Reflect on your experiences as a nurse and on the information provided in this week’s Learning Resources on diversity issues in health assessments.
  • By Day 1 of this week, you will be assigned a case study by your Instructor. Note: Please see the “Course Announcements” section of the classroom for your case study assignment.
  • Reflect on the specific socioeconomic, spiritual, lifestyle, and other cultural factors related to the health of the patient assigned to you.
  • Consider how you would build a health history for the patient. What questions would you ask, and how would you frame them to be sensitive to the patient’s background, lifestyle, and culture? Develop five targeted questions you would ask the patient to build his or her health history and to assess his or her health risks.
  • Think about the challenges associated with communicating with patients from a variety of specific populations. What strategies can you as a nurse employ to be sensitive to different cultural factors while gathering the pertinent information? NURS 6521C Diversity and Health Care Assesment Discussion
By Day 3 of Week 2

Post an explanation of the specific socioeconomic, spiritual, lifestyle, and other cultural factors associated with the patient you were assigned. Explain the issues that you would need to be sensitive to when interacting with the patient, and why. Provide at least five targeted questions you would ask the patient to build his or her health history and to assess his or her health risks.

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