Examine concepts of care relating to ethnic, religious/spiritual, cultural, and personal preferences.
DefinitionExamination should include
- dietary restrictions
- beliefs and practices
- attitudes toward eye contact, gestures, personal space, and physical contact
- language barriers
- gender preferences of care givers
- attitudes regarding death and disability
- bias, prejudice, and stereotyping.
- Why is it important to understand cultural differences as they impact patient care?
- What is cultural bias?
- What is stereotyping?
- How does a healthcare professional become culturally mindful?
- How do different cultures perceive health and illness?
- How does nonverbal communication differ among cultures?
- Why is this an important concept for healthcare workers to understand?
- Why is it important for the patient to receive information and directions in his or her native language?
- How can healthcare workers assist with the special dietary requirements of different cultural groups?
- What interventions are suggested by the Institute of Medicine on eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health care?
- What social or cultural considerations must be addressed for effective HIV prevention and interventions in the U.S.?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
- Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
- Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.