Culture Journal of Nursing

Why is Psychiatry so Taboo?

Why is Psychiatry so Taboo?

Tags: culture Mental Illness Psychiatry stigma

In almost every society, psychiatry has an adverse stigma attached to it. Any form of mental illness is perceived as a sign of weakness. In some cultures, psychiatry is not considered an important or prestigious form of medicine. To acknowledge the importance of psychotherapy is to recognize that the members of the society may have some mental abnormality. There is a thin line between sanity and insanity. So to concede that something is wrong with one' relatives is the admittance that one may be inflicted with the same disorder.

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Pregnancy in African Cultures

Pregnancy in African Cultures

Tags: africa culture pregnancy

Pregnancy and birth are celebrated in every part of the world. In African cultures, because of many superstitious beliefs, many families will perform different rituals to safeguard the pregnancy. Pregnancy is acknowledged but not celebrated.

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Is Nursing a Profession?

Is Nursing a Profession?

Tags: advanced education advanced practice culture debate ethical principles ethical standards ethical values ethics nursing nursing ethics profession RN to BSN

Professions require that educational preparedness must be within institutions of higher learning. In order to be held out as a profession, an individual must be able to practice autonomously within their scope of practice. Nurses have an identified scope of practice mandated by a particular state board of nursing. A profession has a code of ethics which is recognized across numerous levels of practice within the profession. The culture and norms of a profession are easily recognized by the professionals who make-up the body.

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What Role does Cultural Diversity play in Patient Safety?

What Role does Cultural Diversity play in Patient Safety?

Tags: culture diversity patient safety

Cultural Diversity plays a very important role and will continue to play an even greater role as we move into a more diversified world. We live in an era of constant change and transformation, which in return paves the way for cultural transparency. The U.S. population consists of members from different racial and ethnic groups and depending on their geographical location, they can either be more or less concentrated.

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Managing Type II Diabetes within the Hispanic Community

Managing Type II Diabetes within the Hispanic Community

Tags: culture diabetes disease health patient education

Diabetes is termed the life style disease for good reason. It is a progressive and chronic illness largely caused by obesity and lack of exercise. If left untreated or poorly controlled, this disease can lead to debilitating complications and premature death.

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Culturally Competent Nursing in Homecare 

Culturally Competent Nursing in Homecare 

Tags: culture health care homecare nursing

Homecare nurses must be culturally aware in order to appropriately care for homecare patients. Culture plays a part in the care of all types of patients but it plays a more important role in homecare. The care is being completed in the home where the patient controls the care. The nurse has to assess the cultural background of the patient in order to implement an appropriate plan of care.

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