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Heriage Assessment Essay

1336 words - 6 pages

Heritage Assessment and Implementation in Nursing
Taiba Alfred
Grand Canyon University: NRS- 429V

The usefulness of applying heritage assessment tool in nursing is to help nurses to be aware of the different cultural norms and values of individual patients. Heritage assessments also help nurses to be cultural competent. This writer will discuss the heritage assessment of three families from three different countries, how health insurance affects their health decision, and how each family practice health promotion and health prevent.
Black African American
The first family is from Nigerian, there are a family of five, father, mother, two boys and a girl. The father is ...view middle of the document...

To maintenance, protect and restore her husband health from heart disease, she does not include beef in her cooking and she gives him four pieces of meat instead of six and he does not like that, he uses a lot of homemade remedy that he got from his mom in Nigerian, he does not belief in western medicine. He keeps close contact with his imam (religious leader) back in Nigerian for prayer from headache to problem at work, everything that happened to him is from evil people that do not wants him to progress in life. This writer tries to encourage him to reduces his food intake and exercise at least three times a week because of his family history of hypertension and both job that he has are sedentary. Black African American adults are 30% more likely to have a stroke and males were 50% more likely to die from a stroke (The office of minority Health 2007).
Asian American
The second family is from India, they are in the minority group called Asian American. They are a family of four, father, mother and two daughters. They have a very close nit community of family and friends in their neigthood, some of their family are in Ohio and Canada. Cousins go visit offend with their mom and dad or on their own. The wife told writer that they host party every week or every other week in their different home, to keep the cousins close. They are Hindu and they practice it at home too, no beef is eating in their home, once in a while they eat fish or chicken, and they eat a lot of vegetable and fruit. Parent have good job with health insurance, the husband is a computer analysis and the wife is a registered nurse, they belief strongly on western medicine. For health maintenance, health protection and health restoration everybody in the family is on board about eating healthy and exercising, unlike the Nigerian family that is just the mother that is eating healthy and walking four to six a week.
The India man has hypertension and he take medication for it and visit his doctor regular for routine check up and his wife has hypothyroidism and she takes medication for it too and visit her doctor regularly too.
Arab American
Arab American comes from several countries; Lebanon is the home of most .Other countries includes Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Egypt, Yemen, and Jordan. The term Arab is a “Cultural, Linguistic and to extent, Political designation” (Abraham, 1995. p. 84). Michigan has the largest population of Arab American (Brittingham & de la Cruz 2005). Arab American has 3 major religions, Christianity, Judaism and Islam (Chelala 2002).
The third family is Arab American very large family from Lebanon, they are catholic Christian. Three generation lives in Dearborn Michigan and they have a grocery store where part of the family works, the father, and two of his sons and the elderly son children...

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