Makes a referral for a Catholic priest to visit the client
Offers to provide a means for praying the rosary if the client wishes
-Native American man
-Hispanic American man
-African American woman
dairy-meat combination is unacceptable.
Only fish that have scales and fins are allowed.
meats that are allowed include animals that are vegetable eaters, cloven hoofed, and ritually slaughtered.
Magnetic therapy and massage therapy are therapies within specific categories of CAM.
2. mind-body medicine,
3. biologically based practices,
4. manipulative and body-based practices,
5. energy medicine.
Many Asian and Hispanic cultures subscribe to the hot and cold theory of illness and view pregnancy as a hot state.
Hispanic clients may believe in mal ojo “evil eye”.
Unleavened bread is eaten during Passover week.
Meat from animals that are vegetable eaters is allowed.
Meat is allowed if the food animal is ritually slaughtered.
-Ability to share thoughts and feelings
-Health often is viewed as an absence of disease or illness.
-The client will appear stoic when expressing physical concerns.
-Members usually rely primarily on the modern Western health care delivery system.
-Smiling and shaking hands
-Avoiding any confrontations with staff
-Using gestures or facial expressions to express emotion or pain
-Using spiritual practices
-Reducing health disparities
-Increasing client satisfaction
-Preventing misunderstandings between the nurse and the client
Any occasion is seen as a time to celebrate with food.
Vitamin D deficiency is a concern.
Corn is an important component of the diet.
This group is at increased risk for gallbladder disease.
Filipinos view pain as part of living an honorable life. The client may appear stoic and be tolerant of a high degree of pain.
Greet the client with a handshake.
Smile during the admission assessment.
Use affirmative nods during conversations.
Assessment of a client’s preferred learning approach is essential to facilitate the learning process.
It is important to have an accurate translator when the nurse and client do not speak the same language.
In the African American culture, asking personal questions on an initial contact or meeting is considered intrusive.
-Respond to clients with comments that invite an open-minded discussion.
-Document the use of any herbal product(s) or dietary supplements in the client record.
-Create an accepting and nonjudgmental attitude when assessing use of or interest in herbal products or dietary supplements.
In the Chinese culture, it is considered impolite to accept something when it is first offered.
During Lent all animal products, including dairy products, are forbidden in the Eastern Orthodox religion.
Do you have any difficulty breathing?
Do you frequently have episodes of headache
Pain medication needs to be offered on a regular basis as prescribed.
Asking questions about the child
Obtaining an interpreter if necessary
-Hindus collecting a stool specimen for a hemoccult screening test need to use the left hand to place the stool onto the Hemoccult card.
-Self-urine collection performed by a right-hand-dominant Muslim client may be collected incorrectly because only a Muslim’s left hand can be used for dirty activities.