Respond to your colleagues by Critique your colleague’s targeted questions, and explain how the patient might interpret these questions.
Posted by: | December 15, 2019
Respond to your colleagues by Critique your colleague’s targeted questions, and explain how the patient might interpret these questions. Explain whether any of the questions would apply to your 86 year old asian, patient and why. Dichotomy is a word that comes to my mind whenever the subject of culture comes up especially in the U.S. Dichotomy, in other words, means division, polarity, or split but at the same time, it is also closely linked to words like oppression, privilege, bigotry, and so on. We often learn more about this issue in the media, but I believe these issues should not have a place in healthcare. As nurses, we pledged the Nightingale pledge and we swore to work for the welfare of those placed under our care (Miracle, 2009). To achieve the best for our patients, it is important that we learn and observe cultural competence when dealing with every patient placed under our care. Cultural competence according to Ball et al (2019), is a process that involves the recognition of one’s own culture, biases, and values and the use of effective patient-centered communication.