Diversity in Healthcare

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Diversityin Healthcare

Healthcaresystems can be complicated as diversity among patients hinders theactions of nurses towards healthcare improvement. Education barriersexist when patients possess different educational levels, andcultures (Sharma, 2016). Nurses are required to approach theeducation obstacles in a knowledgeable manner to ensure achievementof targeted results. The paper evaluates how cultures and diversityamong patients apply when enhancing healthcare services.

Thelearning styles and cultures of individuals are two aspects thatshould be considered when implementing patient health. Nurses arerequired to evaluate the important characteristics of patients suchas comprehension level (Sharma, 2016). For instance, the languagethat the patient uses or understands determines if communication willbe successful. Moreover, acquiring the opinion of patients concerninginformation is critical. For example, some individuals prefer writteninstructions to hand on approach. Effective engagement of patientshelps nurses to identify the tactic to use in teaching.

Healthcare providers need to be cautious when dealing with opposingviews of patients concerning healthcare improvement. Apatient-centered strategy needs to be applied when providing patientcare. The patients’ feedback and priority should be communicated(Sharma, 2016). For instance, one day I happened to have a femalePakistan patient who was accompanied by her daughter. The patient’sdaughter would not allow any male nurse to administer medication toher. I was forced to speak with the patient and her daughter politelyand explain the condition. The daughter became friendly and allowedthe male nurse to do the treatment provided he did not touch her. Theviews of the client were upheld in this case to accomplish thetesting. Effective communication enables patients to develop trustwith the care being provided.

Inconclusion, diversity and cultures are aspects that should beanalyzed and considered when implementing healthcare changes. Theviews of patients influence disease prevention and health improvementefforts. Nurses are therefore, required to consider and prioritizethe patients’ feedback and views before any medication.

Reference

Sharma, M. (2016). Theoretical foundations of health education andhealth promotion. Jones &amp Bartlett Publishers.