Allied health professionals are confronted with different death and dying practices. An effective allied health professional recognizes the importance of understanding different cultural practices, and learns how to evaluate the death, dying, and spiritual beliefs and practices across the cultures.
Read the two specified case histories and choose one for this assignment.
Chapter 4, "Stories of Abby: An Ojibwa Journey" and Chapter 14, "Stories of Shanti: Culture and Karma," by Gelfland, Raspa, and Sherylyn, from End-of-Life Stories: Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries (2005),
Identify your role as a health care professional in supporting Abby or Shanti`s dying rituals, and in creating strategies for displaying respect while still providing quality care. Integrate your strategies as you develop a care plan describing how you would approach the situation and care for the patient. Review the "Care Plan" template prior to beginning.
Include the following in your care plan: https://www.dropbox.com/s/d28q0xynp332soi/CarePlanTemplate.docx?dl=0
Communication: family and patient
Treatment options that align with the specific culture
Education: family and patient
Family roles in the process
Any additional components that you feel would need to be addressed (from your perspective as a health care professional)
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Case Study: Through the Eyes of the Patient and the Healthcare Professional
Through the Eyes of the Patient and the Healthcare Professional
The loss of a loved one, commonly known as death, is a very agonizing and traumatizing experience. It affects both the patients and those who are close to the patient, or in essence, taking care of the patient. Death affects everybody involved financially, emotionally, spiritually, psychologically, and physically. Cultural and religious beliefs have been found to be fundamental sources of help as they give strength to those dealing with dying and death experiences. It is through such scenarios that health care professionals have been confronted with different beliefs and practices regarding dying and death. An effective health care professional identifies the importance of understanding different cultural practices, and learns how to examine death, dying, and spiritual beliefs and practices across the different cultures (Stewart, 2012). There is need for health care professionals to be careful when caring for patients from different cultures. Being aware of a patient’s beliefs can help eliminate the negative judgment that he/she is likely to pass based on different personal beliefs; this is because their perceptions can easily affect the patient’s inclination and conduct. Passing wrong judgment can occur when one has not t...