This text provides numerous techniques for cultural self-assessment and cultural patient assessment. Its unique framework for self-assessment--considered to be a highly important facet of developing culturally competent nursing care--is based on the Cultural Competency Staircase Model, a self-assessment model developed by the author who has over 30 years of clinical practice in culturally diverse settings. The text begins by defining cultural competency and describes how nurses can use the Staircase Model to determine their level of cultural competence. Emphasis is placed on developing cross-cultural communication skills and resolving cross-cultural conflicts. The book provides tools for the cultural assessment of patients and focuses on working with culturally diverse colleagues and patient populations. Using case vignettes, it presents problematic clinical scenarios related to cultural diversity and discusses how to resolve them. Each chapter opens with learning objectives and glossary terms and ends with key points, NCLEX-RN review questions and a list of additional resources.The AACN Cultural Competencies for Baccalaureate Graduates are addressed in each chapter. Key Features: Provides multiple strategies to assist nurses in facilitating cultural competency Introduces an easy-to-follow self-assessment model for nursing students and novice nurses Covers working with culturally diverse colleagues, care of bariatric patients, and care of new immigrants Includes challenging case scenarios drawn from real life situations Designed for use throughout undergraduate curriculum
Every patient, whatever their cultural background and religious affiliation, is entitled to receive healthcare that is sensitive, appropriate and person- centred. In the UK today, there are people from many different minority groups. There are also members of the host population who follow religions other than Christianity, either from birth or personal choice. The patient's chosen or birth faith should always play an integral part in their care. This helpful guide enables healthcare practitioners to rise to the challenge of providing culturally sensitive services by giving them an understanding.
Packed with practical pointers and examples, this indispensable, straight-talking guide helps professionals conduct productive interviews while building strong working relationships with culturally and linguistically diverse clients. Chapters cover verbal and nonverbal ways to build rapport and convey respect; how to overcome language barriers, including effective use of interpreters; culturally competent interviews with children and adolescents; and key issues in working with immigrants and refugees. Strategies for avoiding common cross-cultural misunderstandings and producing fair, accurate reports are presented. Every chapter concludes with thought-provoking discussion questions and resources for further reading.
1. Overview: Ethnicity and Family Therapy / Monica McGoldrick and Joe Giordano -- 2. American Indian Families: An Overview / CharlesEtta T. Sutton and Mary Anne Broken Nose -- 3. Back to the Future: An Examination of the Native American Holocaust / Nadine Tafoya and Ann Del Vecchio -- 4. Families of African Origin: An Overview / Lascelles Black -- 5. African American Families / Paulette Moore Hines and Nancy Boyd-Franklin -- 6. Jamaican Families / Janet Brice-Baker -- 7. Haitian Families / Amy Bibb and Georges J. Casimir -- 8. African American Muslim Families / Vanessa Mahmoud -- 9. Nigerian Families / Emeka Nwadiora -- 10. Latino Families: An Overview / Nydia Garcia-Preto -- 11. Cuban Families / Guillermo Bernal and Ester Shapiro -- 12. Mexican Families / Celia Jaes Falicov -- 13. Puerto Rican Families / Nydia Garcia-Preto -- 14. Brazilian Families / Eliana Catao Korin -- 15. Central American Families / Miguel Hernandez -- 16. Asian American Families: An Overview / Evelyn Lee -- 17. Chinese Families / Evelyn Lee -- 18. Japanese Families / Wesley Tak Matsui -- 19. Korean Families / Bok-Lim C. Kim -- 20. Vietnamese Families / Paul K. Leung and James Boehnlein -- 21. Cambodian Families / Lorna McKenzie-Pollock -- 22. Indonesian Families / Fred Piercy, Adriana Soekandar and Catherine D. M. Limansubroto -- 23. Pilipino Families / Emilio Santa Rita -- 24. Arab Families / Nuha Abudabbeh -- 25. Iranian Families / Behnaz Jalali -- 26. Lebanese Families / James P. Simon -- 27. Armenian Families / Steve Dagirmanjian -- 28. Hindu, Christian, and Muslim Families / Rhea Almeida -- 29. European Families: An Overview / Joe Giordano and Monica McGoldrick -- 30. Amish Families / Eric Emery -- 31. American Families with English Ancestors from the Colonial Era: Anglo Americans / David W. McGill and John K. Pearce -- 32. Dutch Families / Conrad De Master and Mary Ann Dros-Giordano -- 33. French Canadian Families / Regis Langelier -- 34. German Families / Hinda Winawer and Norbert A. Wetzel -- 35. Greek Families / Sam J. Tsemberis and Spyros D. Orfanos -- 36. Hungarian Families / Debra Smith -- 37. Irish Families / Monica McGoldrick -- 38. Italian Families / Joe Giordano and Monica McGoldrick -- 39. Portuguese Families / Zarita A. Araujo -- 40. Scandinavian Families: Plain and Simple / Beth M. Erickson and Jette Sinkjaer Simon -- 41. Jewish Families: An Overview / Elliot J. Rosen and Susan F. Weltman -- 42. Soviet Jewish Families / Irene Feigin -- 43. Israeli Families / Eva Fogelman -- 44. Slavic Families: An Overview / Phyllis P. Marganoff and John Folwarski -- 45. Polish Families / John Folwarski and Phyllis P. Marganoff -- 46. Slovak Families / Suzanne Kerr -- 47. Russian Families / Leonid Althausen -- 48. Czech Families / Jo-Ann Krestan.
"This pocket guide is intended to be a reference along a cultural journey, which health care professionals can explore when providing cancer care. It is not intended to stereotype any racial/ethnic or disadvantaged group. It provides an opportunity to discuss and apply understanding of the impact of culture in the clinical encounter in which cancer may be diagnosed. It may be used to encourage cultural wellness, cultural attitude, cultural knowledge, and cultural competency skills while providing cancer care to patients and their families."