Culturally Competent Care for Native Americans

Culturally Competent Care for Native Americans

Based on the readings, viewing the online materials & resources on the Module 4: Lecture Materials & Resources page, and your own experience, what strategies would you recommend encouraging culturally competent care of Native Americans?

Requirements: 500 words


Your initial post should be at least 500 words, formatted and cited in current APA style with support from at least 2 academic sources.

Online Materials & Resources

  1. Visit the CINAHL Complete under the A-to-Z Databases on the University Library’s Links to an external, locate and read the article(s) below:
    • Hill, D.L. (2009). Relationship between sense of belonging as connectedness and suicide in American Indians. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 23(1), 65-74.
    • Lowe, J. (2007). Research brief: The need for historically grounded HIV/AIDS prevention research among Native Americans. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 18(2), 15-17.
  2. Explore/View the website(s) below:

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Today, nurses are progressively working with people from different cultural backgrounds. This has posed opportunities as well as challenges for nurses to provide services that are culturally competent. Nurses are expected to understand their patient’s demographic, norms and cultural differences, and desires for medical care. They should consider all their perspectives and take them into account when providing services for them. Nurses are required to practice cultural competence, which is a crucial element in delivering health care and can help eliminate disparities due to racial and ethnic health factors (Butler. et al., 2016). Native Americans are among the smallest racial minority in the U.S., with rapid growth in ethnic groups, and experience a myriad of problems related to their health. Some of the strategies that nurses may adopt to improve cultural competence care of Native Americans may include learning and familiarizing themselves with their culture, performing more research on the community, and educating them.

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