Transcultural Perspectives In The Nursing Care 4 –

Transcultural Perspectives In The Nursing Care 4
Transcultural Perspectives In The Nursing Care 4
Transcultural Perspectives in the Nursing Care Of Older Adults
Read chapter 8 of the class textbook and review the attached PowerPoint presentation once done write answer the following;
1. Write a one-page opinion on the health needs of an elderly Cambodian refugee who came to the United States 28 years ago.
a. Include cultural and political trends and related challenges that differ from other immigrants.
b. What health implications emerge from the pressure of being a refugee?
As stated in the syllabus present your assignment in a word format Arial 12 font attached to the forum titled “Week 8 discussion questions”. 2 evidence-based references are required. At least two replies to any of your peers sustained with the proper references are required. 900 words are required.
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Transcultural Perspectives in the Nursing Care of Older Adults #1
Longer life spans and the aging Baby Boomer generation will lead to a large population of older adults aged 65 years old and older who will seek health services.
Delivering culturally appropriate care to clients is set by how available and affordable national, state, and local health care resources are for older adults.
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There are three areas of influences for older adults that guide their help-seeking behaviors:
Societal and economic factors; affordability and accessibility
Cultural values, practices, patterns of caregiving, and available community resources
Family, individual lifestyles, health, and coping behaviors
Transcultural Perspectives in the Nursing Care of Older Adults #2
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The Older Adult in Contemporary Society: Factors Affecting Health Care
Societal level
Demographics: ethnicity and income level, low literacy
Socioeconomic status: fixed income, increased health-related expenses, delayed retirement
Theories of Aging: explain patterns of behavior
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Question #1
Is the following statement true or false?
The health status of non-Hispanic Whites is typically better than other minority ethnicities.
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Answer to Question #1
True
Rationale: At all ages, the health status of Hispanics, Asian Americans, African Americans, Native Americans/Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders has long lagged behind that of non-Hispanic Whites.
Also, approximately 40% of Hispanics and African Americans have no private savings for their retirement and will look to government-funded assistance.
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The Older Adult in the Community: Cultural Influences #1
Cultural level
Differences in culture and ethnicity shape health and illness behaviors and actions.
Specifically:
Physical functioning: Mobility/exercise
Social and emotional well-being: Acculturation, family/peer support
Quality of life: Satisfaction and happiness
Beliefs and practices: Remedies, traditional healers, self-care
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The Older Adult in the Community: Cultural Influences #2
Cultural level (cont.)
Culture change: relocating, migrating
Caregiving: willingness of family to offer support, responsibility to care for elders
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