Cultural imposition is the tendency to impose one's beliefs, values and patterns of behavior upon another culture. We invite you to leave your comments and share similar materials that you may come across or develop and that you believe would benefit the larger nursing community. I am employed in Nashville while residing and working with my husband in an extremely underserved rural county in Mississippi. All these groups have their own culture. Diversity is the key to providing the best health care possible.
This has afforded me the opportunity to observe health care delivery cycles and the degree of effectiveness across diverse populations including associated gaps and health disparities. Ethnic groups consist of those who subjectively classify themselves as similar and have common ancestry, historical experiences, and socioculturel similarities. In hopes to better mirror the state's growing Hispanic population, Oral Roberts University places a special emphasis on recruiting Hispanic students. Berreman 1972 deals with the issue of race in terms of social stratification, which is the result of acquired and innate characteristics of those in the society. Significance of Cultural Diversity Cultural diversity is a crucial concept in healthcare.
Introduction: Cultural competency or the issue of diversity in culture is a significant part of the nursing profession. Create and use advisory groups to inform and advise the leaders of the organization regarding diversity as a means to create and support a global community of nurse leaders. Theories of Racism Rather than delving into the economic and racial issues beneath the entire health care system in this country, this article focuses on professional nurses caring for hospital patients. The Foundation expressly disclaims any political views or communications published on or accessible from this website. A situation in which the nurse would need to be very culturally sensitive might arise when the nurse is collecting data regarding the sexual orientation of a patient.
I guess i must be the exception???? Culture is a set of established beliefs that are held by a certain group of people that has been handed down from generation to generation and not held and shared by other groups or the members of other groups. Applying the Model This model is useful in caring for all people, because in reality we all belong to the same race - the human race, with all the same basic needs. According to the Millennial Nurse Survey, more than one third—36%—of Millennial nurses said they were significantly interested in leadership roles, compared to one fourth of Gen Xers and 10% of Baby Boomers. After bantering over the phone with another black nurse about her light complexion, a black nurse laughingly explained to a new nurse that she and her friend had a long-standing joke about whether or not she was really black. Each organizational approach has a purpose when examining the human body. I have said this a few times here. Her face lit up when my student spoke to her in Spanish! S kill: Do I have the skill to conduct a cultural assessment and perform a culturally-based physical assessment in a sensitive manner? It has often been a win-win situation for both my students and the patients.
There are over 100 different nursing specialties available and there are plenty of ways to advance your career if you are willing to work hard. Please stay tuned for new materials in this area and feel free to share your perspectives with us in the comments section. These terms are not defined or clarified and the examples given are merely statistical evidence of inequalities in health delivery. E ncounters: How many face-to-face encounters have I had with patients from diverse cultural backgrounds? When passing fresh water to a Chinese patient, a nurse might offer warm water rather than the usual ice water. The articles prior to January 2012 are part of the back file collection and are not available with a current paid subscription. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship Vol.
Based on these views, different strategies and interventions are planned and implemented to accommodate for these various culture bound perceptions for the client and their significant others. Summary The concept of cultural diversity as cited in the Journal of Transcultural Nursing has been emphasized as an important element to improve health care delivery and transforming such globally. Stimulate dialogue to learn about cultural criteria for excellence, educational distinction, and ways and means to honor achievements in nursing practice, education, research and community leadership. For example, some families have top to bottom communication patterns where the leaders communicate with the followers in the family unit and not from the bottom up from the children to the authority figures; some families are paternalistic with the male as the predominant figure of the family unit, others can be maternalistic and still more may share power equally in the family unit; some families and cultures value and honor their elders and others do not to the same extent; and still more culturally bound dynamics can include who makes the decisions and decision making. In discussing a low sodium diet with a Filipino patient accustomed to highly salted and seasoned foods, a culturally sensitive nurse might check with the hospital dietitian to recommend low sodium seasonings and salt substitutes.
While medicine is traditionally concerned with the health problems disease and injury of individuals, nursing's contribution to the health sciences is its unique ability to assess, diagnose, and treat patients' responses to disease and injury. Chinese patients in the study believed that physical energy was depleted during a dyspnea episode and that uninterrupted rest, sleep, and nutritional support allowed the body to recharge afterward. We need to believe and be empowered that we do make a difference and that we are a big part of the health care system. Lab and X-ray techs were from all over the world. How has being a racial minority impacted your career as a nurse? Who you are, where you live and what you have, sadly, monumentally impacts the quality of care one receives and access to health. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing.
It would deal both with cultural perceptions of illness and the ethnic differences in disease. I lived in Ohio, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Nevada. By 2060, the number of Americans age 65 and over is expected to double to 92 million. Some cultural beliefs or practice are in contrary with the goals of healthcare. Today, most workplace environments involve people with cultural backgrounds that are different in terms of ethnicity and social grouping Moule and Diller,.
Teaching transcultural nursing is a stepping stone to inclusion. We all come from the same race - the human race, with similar basic human needs. Hospitalized patients and their families are subjected to numerous stresses. The use of untrained interpreters, friends, or family members may pose a problem due to their lack of knowledge regarding medical terminology and disease entities. However, since the early 1970s, the trend has been for immigrants to maintain their own unique cultural practices and traditions. According to Pilkington, Singh, Prescod and Buettgen 2013 youth mentorship provides an important avenue for promoting cultural diversity. In your own words, explain three ways that you provide culturally sensitive care to your patients.
The population of the Amish doubles every fourteen years, and amounted to 249,000 in the year 2010 Gillum, 2010. The case involved an obstetrical nurse who needed to communicate to her patient that she was going to deliver a stillbirth. If you are not happy, then what is the point of having it all. Flowers is an associate professor with East Central Oklahoma Department of Nursing, Ada, Okla. Who else out there is more of a health care expert than a nurse? These responses occur at many points along the individual's healthillness continuum.