CulturallyCongruent Client Education Model
CulturallyCongruent Client Education Model
Qn.1. Are you culturally competent?
Aculturally congruent nurse customizes his or her care to fit theclient’s beliefs, traditions, values, lifestyles, and practices.Such nurses do not hold on to differences on ethnicity,socioeconomic, religious, or racial grounds, different from those oftheir patients (Miller, & Stoeckel, 2015). The world is changingvery fast when it comes to migration, fertility rates, advancedtechnology, demographic patterns, among others. Such changesnecessitate changes in nursing.
2.How will you expand your knowledge of culture?
Toexpand my knowledge of the culture, I will engage in criticalreflection of my values, cultural heritage, and beliefs. These willassist me to create awareness on how the attributes can impact me asa culturally congruent nurse (Hawala-Druy & Hill, 2012). I willcarry out tests on self-awareness, critical reflexivity, reflectivethinking, and respect for cultures.
Lastweek I had a 66-year old patient. The woman was a Chinese but spokesome English. She was not in a position to talk although herheartbeat was normal. She had a digoxin ordered. I took her thedigoxin pill with a glass of cold water. She hesitated to take thepill. I got confused.
3. What culturally accurate client assessment tools will you use?
Someof the tools to use include Cultural Competence in the Delivery ofHealthcare Services (CCD), Culturally Competent Community Care model(CCCC), and Assessment, Communication, Cultural negotiation andcompromise, Establishing respect and rapport, Sensitivity, Safety(ACCESS) model.
4.What cross-cultural communication techniques will you use?
Understandinghow to communicate effectively with persons who speak a differentlanguage is necessary. I will use intercultural communication (Thenew norm), which has been made easy by internet and technologyadvancements. I will as well develop awareness of individualcultures, demand and cultivate mutual acceptance and understanding,or get help when language barriers prove difficult.
5.Are there different team members or interpreters whose skill you cantap?
Thereis the need for multicultural collaboration so as to come up with acommon sense of purpose. For instance, I was lucky, the senior nurseon duty saw me looking confused. The nurse explained that, per theChinese traditional beliefs, the client preferred warm beverages.Upon serving the woman some mild coffee, she took the pill. I learnedthat it would be easier to administer medications after realizing thecustoms and cultural beliefs of the patient. It is gratifying workingas a team. If there were no collaboration between my seniors and me,then the situation would have been terrible for me.
Itis nice to accommodate some of the patients’ values and healthpractices (Douglas et al. 2011). Even though my senior new some ofthe Chinese customs, communicating with the patient was difficult.Luckily one of our pharmacists, Chung, spoke her dialect, so shehelped us communicate with each other. Through him, we learned thatthe patient was addicted to herbal tea containing ginseng, which canlead to digoxin toxicity.
6.What linguistically and culturally appropriate teaching strategiesand instructional materials will you use?
Somestrategies to employ will include respect for others, widen the scopeof language experience, critically using other languages, and crosscultural boundaries. I will think globally and listen to learn.
Ineed to develop cultural competence presently and in the future.There is the need to appraise individually, apply, and modifycongruent social care throughout the patients’ care ((Miller, &Stoeckel, 2015). A lot of energy and commitment are required so as toachieve high-quality care.
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Hawala-Druy,S., & Hill, M. H. (2012). Interdisciplinary: Cultural competencyand culturally congruent education for millennials in healthprofessions. Nurseeducation today,32(7),772-778.
Miller,M. A., & Stoeckel, P. R. (2015). Clienteducation: Theory and practice.Jones & Bartlett Publishers.