Nrs 429-V Heritage Assessment Essay

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Heritage Assessment Health Tradition and Cultural Comparison

Sharon Nodine
Grand Canyon University: NRS-429V
March 20, 2016

“A growing realization that the United States is not a ‘melting pot’ in which immigrants assimilate into the mainstream culture, but a country of many cultures has led to a growing appreciation of different ethno-cultural groups” (EuroMed Info, n.d.).

The Heritage Tool and it’s five competencies is designed to provide a framework for nurses to gain insight of the cultural practices of patients in order to provide culturally competent care that will result in better health outcomes (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2008).
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She is fluent in English and American Sign Language. Her husband is culturally Deaf and Hispanic and subscribes to both cultures. She code switches between English and Spanish when talking to her mom and older relatives. She works as a trilingual interpreter for a video relay service and has a full healthcare benefit package.

She watches Novellas and states that is her only “ethnic activity.” She eats American food, but cooks “Mexican” food at home, most of the time. Family is important to her and she visits them regularly. As far as she knows her paternal grandfather was born in Mexico and all other extended family members were born in Texas. She subscribes to Western medicine traditions and does not practice cultural health remedies.

She states she is a strong Christian, attends church weekly, reads her Bible, prays and does not practice her Catholic upbringing. She is involved in Deaf ministry at her church. Most of her friends practice the same religion and are Hispanic, although she lives in a very diverse community.

Health Traditions E.G. is obese and know that she need to lose weight, incorporate healthier food choices, water, and exercise into her daily routine. She is sedentary at work because of the nature of her job. She states she is not really motivated to lose weight at this time. She is recovering from a recent auto accident. I did notice that she has the Acanthosis Nigricans marker in the neck region, but she states she

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