Walden University| NURS 6512 – Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning | Walden University
Additionally, it is important to understand the role of family and community in M. R.’s life, as they can also play a significant role in his health beliefs and practices. You can use the following questions to find out more information about family and community aspects:
Is there a community support group? Are your family members similar in their beliefs and practices about health and well-being? What does your community do to support you in your quest for health and well-being? How important is spirituality in your beliefs and health practices?
By obtaining a deeper understanding of M. R.’s cultural beliefs, family and community support, and practices, the provider can work to create a care plan that is respectful and incorporates his values and beliefs. It will build trust, and the patient will be more engaged with their care.
It is important to note that the provider must approach this conversation with respect and cultural humility, being aware that their own cultural beliefs and practices may differ from the patient’s. It is important that the provider be non-judgmental and open-minded, and allow patients to share their religious beliefs and practices freely without fear.