Which statement would best explain the role of the nurse when planning care for a culturally diverse population?
A. Include care that is culturally congruent with the staff from predetermined criteria B. Focus only on the needs of the client, ignoring the nurse’s beliefs and practices C. Blend the values of the nurse that are for the good of the client and minimize the client’s individual values and beliefs during care D. Provide care while aware of one’s own bias, focusing on the client’s individual needs rather than the staff’s practices
Answer 4. nurses should have an understanding of their own values and beliefs however must understand that not everyone shares them. They must be aware of the beliefs of others and always take them into consideration when providing care
Provide care while aware of one’s own bias, focusing on the client’s individual needs rather than the staff’s practices-2. d. without understanding ones own beliefs and values, a bias or preconceived belief by the nurse could create an unexpected conflict or an area of neglect in the plan of care for a client (who might be expecting something totally different from the care). during assessment values, beliefs, practices should be identified by the nurse and used as a guide to identify the choices by the nurse to meet specific needs/outcomes of that client. therefore identification of values, beliefs, and practices allows for planning meaningful and beneficial care specific for this client.