A comprehensive assessment includes the assessment of cultural and social factors of the patient. After obtaining this information, the nurse must determine a plan of care that ensures the patient’s healthcare needs are being met in a holistic manner.
In this discussion post, analyze your assessments of Tina Jones.
Using your assessment data:
• Identify the social and cultural factors that need to be considered as part of the patient’s education.
-Tina Jones is 28-year-old African-America patient with history of asthma, diabetes, and obesity (195 lb).
-Please write about how African Americans experience high incidence rates and poor health outcomes for many common chronic health conditions (1–7). Consequently, African American families may be simultaneously managing multiple chronic conditions. (https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2020/19_0431.htm)
• Describe changes that could be made to the patient’s education plan that would incorporate social and cultural influences.
• Examine your personal awareness of the patient’s social and cultural factors. What strategies for cultural competence would be appropriate to apply?
• Include scholarly source(s) to support your findings or opinion. (https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2020/19_0431.htm)