Heritage Assessment

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    methods that are an integral part of a person’s given heritage. It is important for the health care professionals to understand the importance of values and beliefs of the people that come for health care needs to an institution. Heritage Assessment tool is a checklist used by health care professionals to understand the client’s diverse traditions, values and beliefs in all aspects of maintaining, protecting, and restoring of health (Blais & Hayes, 2011). The first discussion is on the Asian

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    Family Health Assessment For this health assessment assignment the system theory was used on a family member from the African American decent as a way of assessing the family as a whole and not an individual. The “Systems theory explains patterns of living among the individuals who make up family systems”( Edelman, 2010, p. 173). The family member was interviewed and open ended family questions that focused on the eleven functional health patterns were asked. The eleven functional health

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    the same religious background as you? (1) Yes _____ (2) No __x___ 26. Are your friends from the same ethnic background as you? (1) Yes _____ (2) No __x___ 27. What is your native language? __spanish__ 28. Do you speak this language? (1) Prefer _____ (2) Occasionally __x___ (3) Rarely _____ 29. Do you read your native language? (1) Yes __x___ (2) No _____ BOX 6–1 Heritage Assessment Tool Source: Spector, R. E. (2000). CulturalCare: Guide to heritage assessment and health traditions (5th ed.). Pearson Education/PH College.

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    Heritage Assessment Paul Bockoven Grand Canyon University NRS429-V October 14, 2012 Heritage Assessment Cultural assessments can be useful tools for a registered nurse to develop adequate plans of care, especially when it comes to education. They have limits however, as not every individual within a certain cultural ‘category’ can be expected to conform the way their heritage may dictate. Assigning a score to any person to predict how they may act, or learn, is contrary to the

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    Heritage Assessment Nurses have been trained to respect the beliefs and cultural choices of others because patient’s cultural beliefs and rituals influence patient care and outcomes (Anderson, 2012). Nurses need to become aware of patients beliefs, values and rituals to ensure competent and safe patient care (Edelman & Greiner, 2010). The heritage assessment is useful because it is an important step in building cultural competency through interviewing the patient and determining the things the

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    HERITAGE ASSESSMENT LYNN BAKER GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY: NRS 429 V MARCH 24, 2013 Culture is the foundation of all social distinctiveness and advancement. Culture heritage is the legacy that each generation receives and passes to the next generation. It includes all the aspects of a community’s past and present that is considered valuable and desires to pass on to future generations. People have different beliefs concerning health, illness, diseases, life and death; which are guided

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    Heritage Assessment The United States (US) is a multicultural society. People from all over the world reside in the US. There are many customs, religion, values, beliefs, and so forth, in the US. To be in the healthcare profession, it is vital and necessary to be culturally aware and competent to provide culturally appropriate, holistic care. One of the ways to learn about a person’s heritage is by using the Heritage Assessment (HA). The HA tool has 29 questions and is a reliable method used

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    Every individual has a cultural heritage. Each culture views the world differently. Heritage is whom we are, where we came from and our historical roots. The Heritage Assessment Tool is designed to “give nurses an understanding of the patient’s traditional health and illness beliefs and practices so that culturally appropriate interventions can be initiated. The tool is a series of twenty nine questions.   These twenty nine questions are designed to determine a patient’s ethnic, cultural, and

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    Heritage Assessment Being born and raised in the United States, one sees a variety of cultures and customs as you grow up ranging from Spanish cultures to Jewish to Chinese and just about everything in between. In this case, this student was born and raised in New York and has seen many different cultures around her. A term that comes to mind to describe all the different cultures seen in New York is melting pot. New York is truly a melting pot because you have a variety of people from

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    Heritage Assessment Tracie Bigelow Grand Canyon University: 429V Melinda Darling September 29, 2013 Heritage Assessment Culture is defined as the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society group place of time (Culture, 2013). The heritage assessment tool is a great method used to assess health maintenance, protection, and restoration of each individual’s cultural beliefs. The heritage assessment tool is often used by healthcare providers to help determine different

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    Every culture is different and perceives the world differently. Cultures are inherited and a learned behavior. Everyone has a cultural heritage. This heritage assessment tool is helpful in understanding the different practices, distinctness and traditions of each individual. I am from the United States and the United States is home for diverse culture. My native language is English which I use in my everyday life. I’ve had some classes in Spanish and I know a few words but I’m not fluent

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    Heritage Assessment Analysis Nurses are given the responsibility of caring for a diverse population of people in the United States. A nurse who is entrusted with the care of clients and their families must recognize the value and importance of providing culturally appropriate care (Giger & Davidhizar, 2004). Variations of ethnicity, religion, values and beliefs also make it imperative for nurses to understand that the experience of human diversity is very personal. “The immutable dimensions

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  • Culture Heritage Assessment

    Culture, Heritage & Health Culture & Cultural Competency in Health Promotion Culture, Heritage & Health This paper will discuss culture and the cultural characteristics that can be associated with various groups and the affect it can have on one’s health in aspects of health protection, maintenance and restoration. It will also discuss the usefulness of a heritage assessment tool in providing better care for patients. The differences will be viewed based on culture in health

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    Heritage Assessment: Cultural Differences Jennifer L. Moul Grand Canyon University: NRS-429V March 30, 2014 Heritage Assessment: Cultural Differences Heritage assessment tools are used as a guide to assist in developing plans based on an indivudals cultural assssement. Heritage assessment tools prompt the interviewer to ask questions that pertain to their family’s background such as parent origins, race, relgious beliefs, customs, and practices. Gaining knowledge of an individual’s

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    Heritage Assessment Family centered health promotion Heritage Assessment Culture is a powerful human belief and behavior. Culture involves multiple influences including race, ethnicity, nationality, language and gender and also sociocultural factors, patient’s health belief and behavior. All culture has its own beliefs and values. Most of the people does not know much about own culture until they interact with another culture. In this world there are many different cultures. Having a sound

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    Heritage Assessment Tool Stacey Howard Grand Canyon University 4/20/2014 Heritage Assessment Tool The Heritage Assessment Tool is useful in determining how connected an individual is to their specific culture which enables the culturally competent practitioner to identify health traditions, evaluate needs, and create appropriate plans for health maintenance, protection and/or restoration of the patient. Heritage and culture are interchangeable words that represent the

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    Understanding one’s culture and beliefs is essential for deliverance of caring and compassionate care. Culture influences thoughts, beliefs, customs, communications, actions, religion, and social groups (The Office of Minority Health, 2013). Health care that is center to one’s culture and is sensitive to the beliefs and customs will foster a positive experience. The Heritage Assessment tool can be utilized to lay the foundation for health care professionals in understanding a client’s culture

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    Heritage Assessment Mary DeCastro Grand Canyon University NUR 429V Lori James July 7, 2014 Heritage Assessment Health care professionals deliver cultural competent care on a daily basis. In 1969 Campinha-Bacote was pursuing an undergraduate degree in nursing. At the same time relationships between the Caucasians and Blacks were strained. Parties of either side felt compelled to identify with ethnic background. It was at this time that Campinha-Bacote laid the developmental stages of

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    Heritage assessment Danielle Sumner Grand Canyon University Heritage assessment Introduction The Heritage Assessment Tool can be adopted as a dependable tool to gauge, health maintenance, restoration and safeguard of personal, cultural beliefs. The adoption of health assessment tool helps meet the prerequisites of diverse patient populations to offer quality all-inclusive care. The following paper reviews the assessment of three culturally dissimilar families, and demonstrate how a nurse

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  • Linda's Heritage Assessment Paper

    Linda’s Heritage Assessment Paper Cultural differences abound in America today. Approaches to health also differ from one culture to another. People are shaped by their traditions and use traditional ways to satisfy their needs for better health (Agec, 2012). America is a melting pot of different cultures. This cultural diversity comes with differences in health traditions and health decisions. It could be a religious approach to health or a cultural

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    Heritage Assessment Grand Canyon University Family Centered Health Promotion NRS-429V-0102 Heritage Assessment In building cultural competency, the differences of Hispanic, Puerto Rican, and American heritage are compared in this paper, analyzing health maintenance, health promotion, and health restoration in these cultures is based on the use of a culture heritage assessment tool. This tool consists of twenty nine questions about culture, “the greater the number of positive

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    at all. So how does one assess a patient’s cultural affiliations? The Heritage Assessment Tool is a great questionnaire that will guide a nurse into the world of the patient. It allows the nurse to look at the patient as a whole, not just looking at his or her medical condition. It assesses the patient’s family history in regards to culture, religion, family, and surroundings. The questionnaire was used to interview a member from three separate cultures. This paper will describe some

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    Heritage Assessment The Heritage Assessment is a useful tool that can be used to understand the diversity of individuals that are routinely cared for in different regions where local health care facilities are operated. As stated in one dictionary, Heritage is defined as “Valued objects and qualities such as cultural traditions, unspoiled countryside, and historic buildings that have been passed down from previous generations” (Oxford, 2014). Along with heritage, “culture is the sum of total

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    Heritage Essay Ike Gill Grand Canyon University: NRS-429V July 27, 2014 Using the heritage assessment I was able to see the differences in religious background, and also how that religious and cultural background influences the health care decisions. The three I choice to use were Sikhs, Hindus, and Muslims. The reason being I am Sikh and most of my neighbors are Hindus and Muslims. Even though we all come from different background we are still very close and consult each other when we

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  • Heritage Assessment Paper

    Heritage Assessment In 2012 the United States Census Bureau estimated there will be roughly 20 million new immigrants living in the U.S. over the next two decades (Plumer June, 2013). The results will be an increase of different cultures and traditions which healthcare workers will need to consider within their practice. The goal of this paper is to show the reader the usefulness of the Heritage Assessment tool when it is used to evaluate the individual’s needs in relation to culture and

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    Heritage Assessment Paper Grand Canyon University NRS-429V United States one of the most cultural diverse nation on earth, People from different part of world have come tougher to create this country. So as healthcare professionals nurses has to deal with patient from diverse cultural background. To provide quality care they should be able to understand the

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    . The nurse can do this by using the Heritage Assessment Tool. This tool shows the nurse how important their heritage is to them and if they have adopted their ways of life from their family’s history and influence. This gives the nurse a starting point for his or her own competency because once the nurse knows their own beliefs they will know what to keep in mind as their own biases that may hinder or limit care of their patients. The Heritage Assessment tool can then be used with the nurses

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    Heritage Assessment Grand Canyon University: NRS-429V United States is a melting pot of diverse cultures and people from all ethnics around the world live in this country. The impact of the multicultural societies has tremendously affected the health care industry and evoked the great challenges to the professionals in this career. Heritage Assessment which was developed by Rachel Spector in 2000 provides a comprehensive analysis tool to identify patients and their ancestors

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    BOX 6–1 Heritage Assessment Tool 16. Is your spouse the same ethnic background as you? (1) Yes _____ (2) No _____ 17. What kind of school did you go to? (1) Public _____ (2) Private _____ (3) Parochial _____ x 18. As an adult, do you live in a neighborhood where the neighbors are the same religion and ethnic background as yourself? x (1) Yes _____ (2) No _____ 19. Do you belong to a religious institution? (1) Yes _____ (2) No x _____ 20. Would you describe yourself as an active member? x (1

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    Heritage Assessment Grand Canyon University NRS-429V Family Centered Health Promotion Times have changed when it comes to diversity of cultures in healthcare. In the past physician’s worked in communities with patients that had similar racial backgrounds and culture. (Bussey-Jones & Genao, 2003) In these cultures diversity is present when it comes to different beliefs and practices and it is important to evaluate these individuals to ensure their plan of care is focused on their needs

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    Assessment of Families with Heritage Assessment Tool Grand Canyon University September 2, 2014 Assessment of Families with Heritage Assessment Tool Each country has a different tradition, culture, customs and anindividual’scultural legacy plays a very important part in upgrading the health of that person. According to various sources, United States will observe an immense increase in mixture of cultures in the 21stcentury. Nurses should have a proper knowledge about the patient’s health who

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    Health traditions between cultures vary according to the heritage a family is part of. The Heritage Assessment Tool helps evaluate the family whom is interviewed in order to develop a plan for health maintenance, health protection, and health restoration. Each culture offers a different set of traditions and beliefs that contribute to the health care practices they participate in and how the traditions of that heritage are incorporated into the health practices present in the United States

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    Family Health Assessment Nathalie Alerte Grand Canyon University: NSR 429V August 30, 2015 A family health assessment is a way for a nurse to gather patient data based on health patterns and actions taken by a given family. Certain specifics that are touched by this are family history, cognitive ability, nutrition, etc. 11 areas of focus are addressed per Gordon’s health related behaviors while doing the assessment. This was used to aid the nurse in coming up with certain questions to

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    health care industry. Culture itself has a prominent voice in society and demands to be heard and raises concerns within health care. Therefore the rise in public attentiveness place on competent medical attention, preventative care, and treating diseases has sparked interest from the medical community in which to provide appropriate, competent, and excellent care. Executing the Heritage Assessment toll is a great mechanist to obtain a clear foundation of a diverse individual before implementing a

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    . The heritage assessment tool helps to differentiate various traditions and heritage of different cultures. Being an Indian my traditional beliefs, customs, and practices pertaining to health are diverse and is specific to each region. Indians are well-known for their endurance and the way they entertain guests unbiased by his/her race, religious beliefs or economic status. People in India especially elderly believe that health and wealth are very much related to mind, body, and soul

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    ethnic activities? (1) Yes _____ (2) No __x___ (If yes, please verify) (3) Singing _____ (4) Holiday celebrations _____ (5) Dancing _____ (6) Festivals _____ (7) Costumes _____ (8) Other _____ 25. Are your friends from the same religious background as you? (1) Yes _____ (2) No ____x_ 26. Are your friends from the same ethnic background as you? (1) Yes _____ (2) No __x___ 27. What is your native language? ___Russian__ 28. Do you speak this language? (1) Prefer _____ (2) Occasionally __x___ (3) Rarely _____ 29. Do you read your native language? (1) Yes ___x__ (2) No _____ BOX 6–1 Heritage Assessment Tool Source: Spector, R. E. (2000). CulturalCare: Guide to heritage assessment and health traditions (5th ed.). Pearson Education/PH College

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    The heritage assessment tool, used alone, was not very useful in assessing health practices and needs. However, it was helpful in identifying similarities in generations. The tool asks very basic questions but it does not gain specific information about what people do, how they deal with sickness, how they live their lives, and whether or not they base their personal practices on their family history. If health providers are only using this tool to develop specific information about health

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  • Heritage Assessment of Three Culturally Diverse Families

    Heritage Assessment of Three Culturally Diverse Families Grand Canyon University: NRS-429V January 7, 2016 Heritage Assessment of Three Culturally Diverse Families The United States has been known as the “melting pot” of the world. This continues to be true as a large amount of the population includes immigrants from across the world. America’s diverse population demands that health care workers be culturally competent (Edelman et al, 2014). In order to be culturally competent

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    sustained their deep culture, believes and tradition. To deliver high quality health care services to a wide diverse population, it is important to be culturally competent. In the United States where a big part of the population are immigrants coming from all over the world (Edelman, Kudzma, & Mandle, 2014). This is where the Heritage Assessment Tool (HAT) becomes very appropriate. Heritage assessment is the most useful tool in the health care. It can provide better understanding of our

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    Heritage Assessment of the Three Culturally Diverse Families Olga Kormuskina Grand Canyon University: NRS-429V December 21, 2014 Heritage Assessment of the Three Culturally Diverse Families To deliver high quality health care services to an increasingly diverse population, it is vital to be culturally competent. This approach is especially applicable in the United States where a big part of the population consists of immigrants coming from all over the world (Edelman, Kudzma, &amp

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  • Benchmark Assignment – Heritage Assessment

    Benchmark Assignment – Heritage Assessment Benchmark Assignment – Heritage Assessment When clinically assessing patients in care settings, it is paramount for health professionals to elicit pertinent information that could be crucial for delivery of care. This is particularly important in the United States because the increasing diversity in racial and ethnic composition of the population has presented cultural challenges that care givers must navigate to provide culturally competent

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    B O X 6 – 1 Heritage Assessment Tool Note: The greater the number of positive responses, the greater the person’s identification with a traditional heritage. The one exception to positive answers is the question about family name change. This question may be answered negatively. 1. Where was your mother born? United States 2. Where was your father born? United States 3. Where were your grandparents born? (1) Your mother’s mother? United States (2

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    The heritage Assessment Tool is a questioner design to assist individual to determine his or her ethnic, religious and cultural background in relationship with health, illness and diseases. Heritage and culture are different just like individual fingerprint. When looking at someone’s heritage and tradition, it consists of methods used to maintain health, protect health, and restore health. These concepts deal with person’s physical, mental and spiritual belief. Every individual

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    Heritage Assessment Heritage is who we are, where we come from, it’s our history. Traditionally the word heritage means one back ground or tradition. Each individual’s heritage varies between different cultures and consists of determination of one’s ethnic, religious, and cultural background (Spector, 2009). The heritage assessment tool helps healthcare professionals evaluate someone’s physical, mental, and spiritual beliefs which in turn helps with determining traditional health methods

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    Heritage and Cultural Assessment Gathering information about a patient’s culture is an essential part of the nursing assessment. The importance of a comprehensive cultural assessment cannot be underestimated. Race, ethnicity, and cultural values influence a patient’s view of health and potential treatments. My first experiences with culture were relatively benign. I grew up in small-town Iowa where there was one African-American family and a smattering of families of Asian or Indian descent

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  • Heritage Health Assessment

    Heritage Health Assessment Tracy Shrum Grand Canyon University Heritage Health Assessment A complete health assessment needs to take into consideration a family’s risk factors by exploring their lifestyle, biological and environmental factors, social, psychological, cultural and spiritual dimensions that all impact their health care. The nurse’s role with families is to educate on preventive health services, raise awareness of modifiable risk factors and assist the family in influencing

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  • Personal Heritage Assessment

    Running head: PERSONAL HERITAGE ASSESSMENT AND ITS USEFULNESS Personal heritage assessment and its usefulness April 15, 2012 Personal heritage assessment and its usefulness INTRODUCTION: In this paper, the writer will focus on the usefulness of applying a heritage assessment in evaluating the needs of person as a whole, three different family’s opinions on health maintenance, health protection and health restoration. Also this paper will identify health traditions as regards to

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    Heritage Assessment: Applying The Heritage Assessment Jake Freeman GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY: NRS - 429V 10/31/2011 Applying the heritage assessment can be useful with integration into the health care system. First impressions go along with the proper approach. If you look at it this way first impressions are important in every culture. With the plethora of cultures out there and each family shaped by these values and beliefs a good approach is always an informed

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    Heritage and Health Assessment                         NRS 429 V December 5, 2010                                 The United States is considered the melting pot because it hosts people from every background and culture. “Healthcare providers nee to become responsive to the cultural values of different peoples and how these could augment effective and humanistic care delivery” (Edelman & Mandle, 2006).  It is crucial for nurses that work at the bedside to be

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    Running head: HERITAGE ASSESSMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION IN NURSING Heritage Assessment and Implementation in Nursing Katrina L. Ford Grand Canyon University: NRS-429V September 8, 2012 A heritage assessment in nursing is a vital tool to learning about a patient. By finding out about the patient’s family and friends we can learn about their support system. If we learn how close to a culture our patient is this will give us an idea of how true they hold their beliefs or if

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