Getting to Know You and Cultural Competence, discussion help


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There are two topics here each topic needs at least three references and 250 words each.

Topic 1: Getting to Know You and Cultural Competence

First, provide a brief introduction of your professional background. Next, review the Office of Minority Health, National CLAS Standards located in the Web Resources area.

  1. Discuss your ethnic/cultural background (health perception and practices). (American, Caucasian) Nurse for 6 years. Psych nursing and Medical surgical nursing.
  2. Choose a different culture or ethnic group and discuss potential cultural/linguistic needs. Consider your food preferences, rituals, health beliefs, and any religious orientations that may influence patient care. (Attached is a copy of what I have on hispanics it all needs put together please)
  3. Apply at least one CLAS Standard that supports the identified need and discuss the role of the advanced practice nurse in promoting culturally sensitive care. You will find attached information with references on this.
  4. Please list references in APA format.

Topic 2: Healthy People 2020

Healthy People 2020’s commitment to promote health and prevent disease encourages individuals to make healthy lifestyle choices for themselves and their families. Conceptual models and theories play a major role in health promotion and disease prevention. In addition, epidemiological data, such as morbidity and mortality statistics, helps identify health problems common to a particular population.

Select one of the Healthy People 2020 initiatives and discuss available preventative health services (immunizations, health screenings, etc.) relevant to the initiative, as well as health promotion strategies to be implemented by the advanced practice nurse for a selected population/age/ethnic group (neonates, children, adults, pregnant female, older adult). Please consider theoretical concepts and epidemiological data while discussing health promotion strategies.

  1. Please list references in APA format.

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The Hispanic ethnic group comprises approximately sixteen percent of the United States population. Hispanic, also commonly referred to Latinos, is composed of diverse with several different cultures, values, races and nationalities. A profile of their health conditions reveal that they suffer from obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus as well as stress, tuberculosis and some form of neurological conditions. A physician providing healthcare services to this ethnic group should that there is strong belief in the use of alternative medicine and traditional folk illnesses. Patients are known to seek the help of traditional healers such as wizards or witches, herbalists, bone setters (hueseros), and midwives (parteras). Also, certain symptoms are considered onset of certain cultural presuppositions (Juckett, 2013). For instance, anxiety may be interpreted as loss of soul, abdominal pain as indigestion. The treatments provided by these practitioners are mostly harmless except in extreme cases of using dangerous and toxic substances such as lead salts and mercury to treat abdominal pain. African-Americans are another diverse ethnic group in the United States that resulted for the intermixing of people from West and Central Africa, West Indies, South America through slave trade. The health conditions prevalent among this group include obesity, hypertension, stroke, diabetes mellitus and cancer. As enumerated earlier, the major health conditions of Africa American are as a result of their diet. Anderson et al. emphasized that the abundance of fast food restaurants in most low income communities, high cost of food prices, poverty and poor access to the quality and affordable meal has largely contributed to this illness among the ethnic group. In spite of having lived in United States, the use of traditional health practice is still common among this ethnic group. Faith and spiritual healing and use of roots and herbs are the common traditional healing methods used by Africa-Americans. Also there is a common notion that ill health is a sign of disharmony in the human body and the restoration of one’s health can be only be achieved by seeking harmony with nature. These ethnic groups have strong religious orientations especially among Christians and Muslims. By applying Standard 1 of CLAS, the nurse will be able to understand that the patient believes that there is a correlation between good health and good religious practice. An effective to use this is to engage in indirect conversation about religion that may provide the necessary information required (Anderson et al., 2003). For instance, the nurse can ask the patient where he/she receives support during difficult periods in their lives. The most likely immediate answer will either be the church or mosque. The conversation will provide an avenue for further exploration of health beliefs of the patient and the influence of the patient’s faith on their health choices. References Anderson, L. M., Scrimshaw, S. C., Fullilove, M. T., Fielding, J. E., Normand, J., & Task Force on Community Preventive Services. (2003). Culturally Competent Healthcare Systems: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 24(3), 68-79. Campinha-Bacote, J. (2011). Delivering Patient-Centered Care in the Midst of a Cultural Conflict: The Role of Cultural Competence. The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing,16(2). Giger, J. N., Davidhizar, R. E., & Turner, G. (1991). Black American Folk Medicine Health Care Beliefs: Implication for Nursing Plans of Care. The ABNF journal: Official Journal of the Association of Black Nursing Faculty in Higher Education, Inc, 3(2), 42-46. Juckett, G. (2013). Caring for Latino Patients. American Family Physician,87(1). ...
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Health Perception Practices

Cultural Competence
A. Discussion on my professional and cultural background
B. Describing the cultural needs of the Hispanics that influence patient care
C. Recommendation on National CLAS Standards that can support the cultural needs
of the Hispanics and promote culturally sensitive care


Health people 2020
A. Describing the clinical preventive services as an initiative of the Health people


Health Perception Practices
Institution Affiliation




I come from a place where people believe that diseases result from natural phenomena
and others claim that the illnesses arise from supernatural phenomena. I am American Caucasian,
and I strongly advocate for the use of medical treatments to combat microorganisms that cause
diseases to affect the health f the people (Ma...

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