Patient education and validating understanding

05-Jun-2019 09:30

In the United States, it is possible for immigrants to remain in a community in which the native language is the primary language spoken and newspapers are in this language.A patient who is embedded in the original culture may not have much contact with the predominant cultural group and may present a greater challenge in patient teaching.Areas such as the Lower East Side of New York City are typical of immigrants to the United States.Within a generation, immigrants often move to other areas of a city.Does the patient associate with friends primarily or exclusively from his or her same ethnocultural group?

Frequently, when immigrants arrive in a new country, they live in an ethnically homogenous neighborhood with people from their same cultural group.Immunization educational materials are intended to complement personal education and advice from the healthcare provider.Informed patients, working together with their healthcare providers, are the key players in keeping themselves and their children healthy and protecting the health of the public.Immunization providers can also find more general information on vaccine administration as well as tips on how to talk to your patients about vaccines and address their concerns.Resources are available in various formats—flyers, fact sheets, posters, videos, web buttons—and includes links to other useful websites.

Frequently, when immigrants arrive in a new country, they live in an ethnically homogenous neighborhood with people from their same cultural group.

Immunization educational materials are intended to complement personal education and advice from the healthcare provider.

Informed patients, working together with their healthcare providers, are the key players in keeping themselves and their children healthy and protecting the health of the public.

Immunization providers can also find more general information on vaccine administration as well as tips on how to talk to your patients about vaccines and address their concerns.

Resources are available in various formats—flyers, fact sheets, posters, videos, web buttons—and includes links to other useful websites.

Data obtained from a cultural assessment will help the patient and nurse to formulate a mutually acceptable, culturally responsive treatment plan.