Cultural care | aging and nursing | Florida National University

  3 references not older than 2015

If you are able to do at least one reference from this book will be great.

 Eliopoulos, Charlotte; Gerontological Nursing (9th Ed. 2018). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 

Week 3: Paper #1 Due

The older population in the United States is becoming more ethnically and racially diverse. In addition to racial and ethnic diversity, there will be growing numbers of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons entering their senior years who will present a unique set of challenges. The growing diversity of the older population presents challenges for gerontological nursing in providing culturally competent care.

Essential to the provision of culturally competent care is an understanding of:

  • The experiences of individuals      of similar ethnic or racial background
  • Beliefs, values, traditions, and      practices of various ethnic and racial groups
  • Unique health-related needs,      experiences, and risks of various ethnic and racial groups and persons of      similar sexual orientation
  • One’s own attitudes and beliefs      toward people of various ethnic and racial groups and persons of similar      sexual orientation, as well as those attitudes of copractitioners
  • Language barriers that can      affect the ability of patients to communicate health-related information,      understand instructions, provide informed consent, and fully participate      in their care

Your assignment is to write a 2 to 3 page paper choosing one of the following groups of older adults and address how you will provide cultural care for this group or the individual:

• Hispanic Americans

• Black Americans

• Asian Americans

• Jewish Americans

• Muslim Americans

• Native Americans

• Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender 

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