Touch is an important component of nursing, but using it without understanding the client’s cultural background can be a violation of their
a. social organization.
b. environmental control.
c. space and territoriality.
d. time orientation.
Before doing any teaching it is important the client understands what is being taught. The most effective method to determine if the client understands any health teaching is by
a. ask the client if they understand what was said in the teaching.
b. speaking slowly and carefully to the client.
c. having the client repeat back what was said in his/her own words.
d. interpreting the client’s facial gestures.
Native Americans have a higher susceptibility to diabetes than other population groups within the United States. This is considered a(n)
a. biological variation.
b. component of heritage consistency.
c. social organization pattern.
d. environmental control.
While the Census Bureau has placed race as a sociopolitical construct, placing oneself into a racial category can still present a challenge. Those who consider themselves “Creole” would be more likely to place themselves into the category labeled
c. Black or African American.
d. Hispanic or Latino.
While shifts in the population profile are occurring, what is an important consideration to address in health care?
a. More physicians need to be trained to deliver health care.
b. Cultural health needs of varying groups must be considered.
c. Health care providers need to be younger to care for an aging population.
d. Health care needs to be streamlined for consistent care delivery.6
With the percentage of the 65+ population greatest among White non-Hispanics in the 2000 Census, health planning needs would indicate
a. there is no need to increase manufacture of childhood immunizations.
b. cultural accommodations for other minority groups can be decreased.
c. planning needs for other segments of the population can be revised downwards.
d. this population will have greater demands on the health care system as they age.
Twelve percent of the population in 2000 was age 65 or over. Long-term implications for health for this group include
a. developing systems to provide health care only to those older citizens who remain healthy.
b. providing health care that is focused on gerontological needs.
c. providing health insurance for all age groups.
d. developing medications to prolong life at any cost.
A hurdle immigrants face coming to a new country is
a. rejecting their old customs in favor of new customs.
b. having their children learn the customs of the new country.
c. finding their own cultural group in the new country.
d. learning a new way of life that differs from their former way of life.
In 1970, the highest percentage of foreign-born legal permanent residents becoming citizens came from Europe. What is true today? The majority of foreign-born legal permanent residents are from
b. Mexico, China, and the Philippines.
d. South America.
Many people who come to the United States to live seek to get a “green card.” The green card
a. confers automatic U.S. citizenship.
b. legally restricts the holder from becoming a citizen.
c. defines the person as being in the country unlawfully.
d. allows the person legal permanent residency.