Culture And Value Conflict In Nursing
According to Smith (2014), a majority of healthcare facilities have nursing policies that are surrounded with assumptions that are unique to these system wide cultures. These assumptions include patient’s autonomy, self-care, as well as their right to information and decision making. These culturally linked assumptions may perhaps interfere with the cultural values and beliefs that the patient’s practice (Smith, 2014). Patients may often feel stereotyped and disrespected if their culture is not assessed properly, which may also lead to unsafe nursing care. Culturally competent care facilitates improvement in healthcare quality, misunderstandings are eliminated, and it decreases poor healthcare outcome. The way the patient feels, their attitudes, values and beliefs are more important than the patient’s ongoing signs and symptoms (Smith, 2014). To assist with these changes, as nurses, we can ask the patient what their culture is or if they practice any certain religion or belief and incorporate it into their plan of …show more content…
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