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The above statement, which Killian and Waite stated in the article “Cultural Diversity Best Practices”, implies that with more healthcare workers from diverse cultural backgrounds, healthcare teams will have to to start working together with people probably having different belief systems and values than your own. This will not change anyone on the team’s job roles, however it may alter the approach that the entire team could take in order to accomplish the tasks that they are faced with.
Religion plays an important role in a patient's life. Each of the options below could be described as its favourable benefits, except:
Religion is a way for your patients to gain independence and separate themselves from their family.
A Japanese male who is your patient in charge has just undergone his bilateral knee surgery. You try and assist him in putting his anti-embolism stockings on and he winces and looks away, staring up at the ceiling. Your most appropriate response would be:
You could acknowledge that putting on the anti-embolism stockings can be a painful procedure and ask him if he is currently experiencing any pain.
Patient's family is asking for a little time to pray with the patient before he/she is going to be in for a procedure. Of the choices below, which one would not be considered an acceptable response?
You should ask the family to leave so that the procedure can begin on time but assure the family that you will let your patient pray in their mind during the procedure.
How does your patient’s family values play a part in cultural awareness?
All of the above are correct.
Your patient has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, as a nursing assistant who has just found out that, what would the most appropriate action be when it comes to religion and spirituality?
Offer to contact your patient’s spiritual leader should they desire it.
Whenever you are working with patients who have diverse cultural or linguistic backgrounds, what would be a way that can assist you in providing effective care?
Pay attention to any stereotypes that you may have and work to correct them.
As the caregiver, what is the basic way that you can provide your patient with spiritual and emotional care?
By making sure that all their questions are answered.
When it comes to providing care to patients from particular ethnic groups, which of the following options is the most important factor?
You must practice excellent communication.
When you discuss spiritual and religious beliefs with your patients, this can have an effect on:
All of the answers.
Of the following statements, which one shows cultural awareness in a medical care facility?
Cultural awareness has to be a part of the staff’s training if a facility is interested in treating their patients in every aspect of their being.
You must remember to respect patient's personal space, if you have patients who are from a culturally different background. Of the options below, which would best describe how a CNA could honour a patient’s personal space?
The CNA should explain to the patient, their care and procedures in simple terms that the patient will understand.
Which of the following benefits are your patients not provided with when they participate in religious activities?
It allows for more time for you as the CNA to get a break from your duties.
You can assist your patients in meeting their spiritual and religious needs by a number of ways. Of the choices below, which one would DISCOURAGE them, rather than encourage them?
You let your patient know that you are not permitted to discuss religion with any of your patients.
Which of the following four options is true?
Your patients have the right to practice their own religious beliefs, even if they are different from the other patients or staff members.
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