This week you will examine how to be a patient advocate for all individuals, particularly those who are from a different culture than your own.
First, consider an ethical dilemma that you have encountered in your own nursing practiceâ€”choose one that was caused by a misunderstanding between people from different cultures. Describe that situation clearly.
How did each group or individual perceive the dilemma? (Present both sides, objectively.)
Identify the conflicting values and belief systems held by each group.
What data was missingâ€”what information did the health care providers not have about the patientâ€™s culture?
Next, define culturally congruent care.
Minimum of four (4) total references: All references must be no older than five years (unless making a specific point using a seminal piece of information)