THIS DISCUSSION IS DIVIDE IN TWO PARTS –1. MAIN DISCUSSION POST BY WEDNESDAY 9/8/2021 BEFORE 8:00 PM EST2. TWO REPLIES BY FRIDAY 09/10/2021 BEFORE 8:00 PM ESTDiscussion: Diversity and Health AssessmentsRandall’s statements sparked a great deal of controversy and debate; however, they emphasize an underlying reality in the healthcare field: different populations, cultures, and groups have diverse beliefs and practices that impact their health. Nurses and healthcare professionals should be aware of this reality and adapt their health assessment techniques and recommendations to accommodate diversity.In this Discussion, you will consider different socioeconomic, spiritual, lifestyle, and other cultural factors that should be taken into considerations when building a health history for patients with diverse backgrounds.TO PREPARE:· Reflect on your experiences as a nurse on diversity issues in health assessments.CASE STUDY 2EB is a 68-year-old black female who comes in for follow-up of hypertension. She has glaucoma and her vision has been worsening during the past few years. She lives alone and is prescribed four hypertension medications (Hydralazine 50 mg PO Q8H, Metoprolol XL 200 mg PO Q12H, Lisinopril 40 mg PO daily, and HCTZ 25mg PO daily ). She brings in her medication bottles and she has some medication bottles from the previous year full of medications. She is missing one medication she had been prescribed and says she may have forgotten it at home. Her BP in clinic today is 182/99 with HR of 84DISCUSSION – INSTRUCTIONS1. Post an explanation of the specific socioeconomic, spiritual, lifestyle, and other cultural factors associated with the patient you were assigned. (Case Study 2)2. Think about the challenges associated with communicating with patients from a variety of specific populations. What strategies can you as a nurse employ to be sensitive to different cultural factors while gathering the pertinent information? Explain the issues that you would need to be sensitive to when interacting with the patient, and why.3. Consider how you would build a health history for the patient. What questions would you ask, and how would you frame them to be sensitive to the patient’s background, lifestyle, and culture? Provide at least five targeted questions you would ask the patient to build his or her health history and to assess his or her health risks.4. APA 7, Use at least 3 references.
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