The Awareness Of Critical Perspective Essay

751 Words Dec 10th, 2015 4 Pages
Awareness of critical perspective, according to Getzlaf and Osborn (2010), involves adopting viewpoints that are different from the norm and accepting that there are different perspective of culture and health. Broadening one’s understanding of culture to include not just ethnicity, but age, gender, and socioeconomic, can increase one’s awareness of critical perspective. Healthcare providers in the hemodialysis center are missing key elements of patients’ health when they only care for the patient physiologically. The most prevalent psychological illness among ESRD patients going through hemodialysis is depression (Battistella, 2012; Cohen et al., 2007; Feroze et al., 2010; Keskin & Engin, 2011). This patient population is at risk for a lower quality of life and a increase in mortality and morbidity (Battistella, 2012; Feroze et al., 2010; Keskin & Engin, 2011). Screening for depression is critical in transforming healthcare for hemodialysis patients. To start, patient health history and cultural beliefs should be incorporated in the care plan. Patient care need to be tailor to fit the patients’ individual needs and not the entire subset population. Individualizing care plan for patients allows for prioritization of patient goals and preferences (Bowling & O’Hare, 2012). It also acknowledges that signs and symptoms may not be the result of a single disease process, but instead the consequence of many factors, including the pathological disease process, age, social, and…

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