Culturally Sensitive Care

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Culturally Sensitive Care Kuldeep Kaur Gill Student ID: 4350318 Niagara CollegeQ1. Answer:India and Canada both have different cultures. The Canadian culture is recent one whereas Indian culture is ancient one and most popular cultures in the world. India is very famous for its rich cultural heritage. There are some major differences between western and Indian cultures such as joint families seen in India, but Canadians give preferences to nuclear families. The people who live in India are closely attached to their families as compared to people live in Canada. The children leave their homes in the age of 18 that is not acceptable in India. The taste of music is also different as Canadian people like hip hop, rock, jazz and Indians mostly listen to their folk songs, classical and Bollywood songs. In Canada, women have the equal rights as similar as men, but in India there is a great superiority and inferiority in men and women. Western people are more open minded, and they give priority to make themselves happy whereas in India people think more about the society like how they will think about us and our familiesQ2. Answer:Indian culture has always been popular for its traditions and its customs. Its liveliness and generosity attract a number of tourist to its colourful culture which is the combination of religions, arts, crafts, food, dance, music, festivals. Everything from culture and values to customs and traditions is special on the “land of gods”. Ranking according to order of importance: ethnicity, religion, family, diet, work, the future. It is not necessary that my client have the same priorities because he/she might belong to different ethnic group or culture which have the different priorities. Q3. Answer:Self-reflection, effective communication, cultural understanding, collaboration are the important areas to focus on during the client’s care. First of all, you need to ask yourself a question what is my culture, beliefs and values? Are there any values against the health organisation? To understand the culture of others one must know about the culture of their own and after that recognition of cultural differences is important. Clear communication is very important. Don’t make assumptions towards any person and don’t be judgemental it might hurt the client. Be clear and specific. Collaboration is plays a vital role in nurse patient relationship. Gain the trust and build confidence in the relationship. Understand the importance of beliefs and values of client.Q4. Answer: Discussing health issues with family and friends is appropriate in some cultures but some clients give preference to confidentiality as per the health organisation. It varies from culture to culture. For instance, in western cultures if patient wants to confidential his illness he can as per hospital guidelines, but it is not similar in other cultures. Moreover, discussion of illness such as menstruation, pregnancy, STD’s with opposite sex make them feel uncomfortable as per my own culture, but it is not similar for others.Q5. Answer: Body language plays an important role to understand the things clear and in a short way, but every culture has their own different body languages. For example, if an Indian nurse working in a Canadian hospital and dealing with client which has a different culture. Nurse might speak in a louder voice which seems aggressive for the client but in India it is common if someone speaks in a louder voice. If you are working with a client, please make sure to make an eye contact because in their culture it shows that you are interested to talk with them and don’t down their eyes because it shows disrespect and lack of confidence. So, it is common to incorrectly misinterpret the body language by the person that is not belongs to the same culture. Some of the examples of this are given below: In India, touch to arm and shoulder during talk is normal but in western cultures it is offensive.Canadians give importance to personal space whereas in some other cultures it does not even matter.Q6. Answer: Nurse’s Personal independence, family, meaningful work, spirituality all have great impact on the relationship with the client. Personal independence is how you make your schedule, priorities and what you choose to do. Nurse must give support to the family of client because they also suffered from stress due to their family member which is in health care organisation. Meaningful work is a future oriented idea that explains why it needs to be done. Spirituality has greater impact on the physical and mental health of client as it reduces pain according to some studies.