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***A. ​"How do you feel about taking medications or blood products if they are​ prescribed?"

***B. ​"I understand that you may not believe in receiving human blood​ products; is that​ correct?"

***C. ​"I apologize for keeping you so long. Would you like some privacy for prayer before continuing the​ exam?"

***D. ​"May I ask what your partner might think about this plan of​ care?"

E. ​"I cannot continue with this assessment if you are not willing to be compliant with my plan of​ care."






The nurse can show knowledge of a client​'s culture by asking appropriate questions that are not demeaning or rude. Asking how the client feels about taking medications opens the conversation to what cultural or religious beliefs might interfere with the medical care of the client. Attitudes of acceptance and recognition would help to build rapport with the client. An accepting attitude does not mean the nurse agrees with the client but that the nurse is willing to accept what the client​ believes, and work it into the plan of care. Communication is an important skill for a nurse when assessing and caring for a client with a different culture to ensure proper care. Asking about family support opens the conversation so the client feels comfortable speaking about family objections. A nurse who does not demonstrate cultural competence would hinder the health care being provided to the client and may hinder the client​'s compliance. Refusing to work a plan of care around a client​'s cultural beliefs is unethical and not beneficial to the client.
A. ​"Be sure to keep your wrists flexed when​ you're working at the​ computer."

B. ​"Minor aches and pains are commonly caused by prolonged periods of computer​ work, but they will not lead to​ disability."

***C. ​"Taking a break when using the computer is an important preventive​ measure."

D. ​"To prevent computer vision​ syndrome, do not spend more than 6 hours each day working on a​ computer."



Common complaints following prolonged computer use include pain or fatigue in the​ neck, shoulders,​ back, arms,​ wrists, and hands. While some of these symptoms can be alleviated by proper ergonomics or breaks from the​ computer, simple aches and pains can lead to more serious injuries that cause disability. When seated at a computer work​ station, the​ worker's thighs should be parallel to the floor and the feet should rest flat on the floor or be supported by a footrest. The​ forearms, wrists, and hands should be straight and in line. Computer vision​ syndrome, or​ eyestrain, is the most common consequence of prolonger computer use. Symptoms include eye​ fatigue, blurred​ vision, headaches, dry​ eyes, and impaired color perception. Individuals who use a computer for more than 3 hours per day are at risk for computer vision syndrome. Positioning computer monitors​ properly, applying antiglare screen​ covers, ensuring correct​ lighting, and using proper document placement can all help reduce the effects of computer vision syndrome. Simple measures such as taking breaks and blinking also are important.
A. Nurses and patients generally agree upon the health practices that are being instituted.

***B. In many cultures, the man is the dominant figure and generally makes decisions for all family members.

***C. Most mental health norms are based on research and observations made of white, middle-class people.

D. Although pain affects people differently, most people react to pain in the same manner.

***E. When people move to the United States, they may speak their own language fluently but have difficulty speaking English.

***F. Certain racial and ethnic groups are more prone to developing specific diseases and conditions.




Nurses and patients do not always agree on health practices; what seems logical to the nurse, may seem ridiculous to the patient and vice versa. Various studies have shown that certain racial and ethnic groups are more prone to developing specific diseases and conditions. People react differently to pain based on their cultural experiences. Most mental health norms are based on research and observations made of white, middle-class people. Many ethnic groups have their own norms or acceptable patterns of behavior for psychological well-being and normal psychological reactions to certain situations. In many cultures, the man is the dominant figure and generally makes decisions for all family members, including healthcare decisions. When people from another part of the world move to the United States, they may speak their own language fluently but have difficulty speaking English.