Trans-cultural Nursing Case

Trans-cultural Nursing Case

TRANS-CULTURAL NURSING CASE 3

Trans-culturalNursing Case

Trans-culturalNursing Case

Thedifference between the reactions of the two patients is because ofthe cultural differences. According to Kazdaglis et al (2010),different cultural backgrounds of patients inform their acceptance ofa cancer diagnosis. The application of the Leinisinger’s sunrisemodel helps recognize the cultural diversities (Berenson, 2011). Shefeels that the husband and her son are the most important people tohelp her accept the diagnosis. On the other hand, the Canadian womanis from a more liberal western culture, where she can make decisionsand accept her situation.

Whenconsidering her diagnosis, the Canadian woman is used to the healthillness belief model. This makes her comply with the diagnosis andaccept treatment. To help the Vietnamese woman, I would suggestprofessional help from a patient counselor. The patient counselorwould help her abandon the cultural views, to accept the diagnosisobjectively and agree to take her preferred treatment.

References

Berenson,L.D. (2011). CulturalCompetencies for Nurses: Impact on Health and Illness.Burlington,Ma:Jones &amp Bartlett Learning

Kazdaglis,A.G., Arnaoutoglou, C., Karypidis, D., Memekidou, G., Spanos, G., &ampPapadopoulos, O. (2010). Disclosing the truth to terminal cancerpatients: a discussion of ethical and cultural issues, EasternMediterranean Health Journal,2010, Vol. 16 No. 4