Nurse 104 Cultural and Ethnic Considerations

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Culture is learned
Culture is taught
Culture is social
Culture is an adaptation
Culture is learned from birth through language and socialization; culture is dynamic and ever-changing, but it remains stable. All members of the same cultural group share the patterns that are present in every culture, and culture is an adaptation to specific conditions in a specific location.
Understanding and integrating the knowledge of providing culturally appropriate nursing care in all aspects of nursing care.

-To help the culture we have to accommodate the culture we are caring for (blending).

-An understanding that certain things can wait while activities of another cultures are taking place.

Nursing areas influenced by culture:
-treatment methods
-responses to illness and death
-diet and nutrition

Transcultural nursing is practiced when the nurse consistently attempts to apply knowledge about culture to all aspects of care.