Heritage Assessment : The Quality Of Care And Patient Outcome

1551 Words Apr 24th, 2016 7 Pages
Heritage assessment helps patients a chance to express their beliefs, and customs very clearly to the health providers. It also would help them to understand different cultures and help them to meet the patient’s needs. The heritage assessment is useful because it is an important step in building cultural competency through interviewing the patient and determining the things, the patient value and respect most in life (Sankaran, 2007). This heritage assessment will give the nurse a clearer picture of the patient’s background and in the process will improve the quality of care and patient outcome (Schmidt & Owens, 2012). When we were child, did not notice that families and friends have different cults. However once become adult realize that everybody has their own different cultures and it is the part of life. Heritage assessments encourage understanding of another’s beliefs, health practices, traditions, and helping to know their own heritage.
Heritage assessments are very important method in view to evaluate a person as entirely and aim at the characteristic of a person that may not be as apparent if not appropriately reviewed. Trying to assess and find out about one’s heritage is helpful in shaping one’s core thinking and knowing the significance of how their heritage and culture plays a part of whom they are and what they believe. Recognizing a person’s heritage can assist in knowing their current cultural practices and why they may practice specific thinking. The…

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