Cultural safety : cultural considerations

Cox, Leonie & Taua, Christine (2012) Cultural safety : cultural considerations. In Forbes, Helen & Watt, Elizabeth (Eds.) Jarvis's Physical Examination and Health Assessment. Elsevier, Chatswood NSW Australia, pp. 40-60.

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Over the course of your nursing professional education, you will study the developmental tasks and the principles of health promotion across the life span. You will learn to conduct numerous assessments, such as a complete health history, a psycho-social history, a mental health assessment, a nutritional assessment, a pain assessment, a suicide risk assessment and a physical examination of a patient. However, depending on your reactions to the person there may be wide variations in the information you gather in these assessments and in the findings of the physical examination. In the 1980s there was a change in western nurse education that recognised the interaction between culture and health and since then many nursing degrees include cultural considerations in their Bachelor Programs. It is now imperative that you, as a health care provider, come to understand how culture influences health care.

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ID Code: 53325
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Culture, Cultural safety
ISBN: 9780729539739
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
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Deposited On: 31 Aug 2012 00:54
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2015 02:32

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