Culturally Congruent Intervention In Hmong Culture

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“Giving the culture respect and honoring that when it is appropriate, shows the patient they can trust you,” (Minority Nursing Staff, 2013). Nurses must have an understanding of the client’s culture. Understanding the client’s culture will promote culturally congruent interventions. Culturally congruent intervention for the Hmong culture regarding Hep B would consist of the use of eastern and western medicine. Eastern medicine that the Hmong culture could practice includes Shamanism, coining, cupping, herbal medicine, spooning or acupuncture (Xiong, M., et al., 2013). Shamanism is a belief in the spirit world and its connection to all living things. This belief leads to the belief there is no concept of chronic illness. Coining is …show more content…
According to research done by Xiong, et al 2013, immunizations are rarely done and when they are, most Hmong do not get the all three immunizations (Xiong, M., et al., 2013). There are also huge gaps in education about Hep B. Most of the Hmong people in this research reported they did not think Hep B could be prevented and few had never heard of Hep B. There is also huge gaps in the education about they way Hep B is spread. Although most knew, that Hep B was spread person to person many did not know how it was spread and that it could be spread by a person who was asymptomatic. These findings show that there are barriers that need to be addressed before Hep B can be reduced in this population (Xiong, M., et al., …show more content…
This assessment will tell the nurse where the family is developmentally and what are the barriers to education. The nurse needs to use these tools and ask questions about the culture. By not assuming anything about the culture, the nurse builds trust (Minority Nursing 2013). The Healthy People 2020 Objectives that would guide the family intervention plan are Access to Human Services and Immunization and Infectious Disease (Healthy People 2020, 2016). Assess to Human Services objective can be used as a guide because the goal is to improve the access to comprehensive, quality health care services (Healthy People 2020,

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