If you encounter a patient who is of a different religious/spiritual/faith background than you are, how do you approach the patient’s needs in terms of spirituality?
INTER-PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION; SPIRITUALLY AND CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE HEALTH INTERVENTIONS
July 1, 2019 Off All,
Discussion #1: The director of a local senior day program requests your assistance. The program is funded through Medicare, Medicaid, and private pay. Many of the seniors are high functioning and able to actively participate in decision-making. The Medicare Part D program is in effect. The seniors are complaining that they do not understand the plan and how it affects them. Medicare D is new to you also. Develop an information sheet or brochure explaining the most current (2019) features and requirements for Medicare Part D for seniors. This must reflect current CMS and Medicare information for 2019. Attach to your discussion post. 1. How might you target this specific older adult population? 2. What strategies could you use to teach this subject? How would you consider issues in the discussions such as polypharmacy? 3. Develop a handout and attach. Make sure to base your handout on principles of learning for adults and take level of health literacy into account. 4. Reflect upon the reasons why you made a decision to make use of this particular technological strategy Discussion #2: If you encounter a patient who is of a different religious/spiritual/faith background than you are, how do you approach the patient’s needs in terms of spirituality? How would you react if the patient asked them to participate in some sort of activity related to their faith? Where do you feel you would ‘draw a line’ when incorporating faith into their practice? Provide an example of when this has occurred to you. What implications does it have for the nurse involved in community health education?