Assignment Title — Culturally Safe Practice and Mental Health
Assessment CaseWorld – Justin O’Dowd
You can complete these activities:
Discuss how Justin’s life events have affected his well-being.
How could Justin’s cultural view of mental illness differ from yours in any way?
Determine how your values and attitudes regarding mental illness can influence the communication you have with Justin.
How can Justin and his extended family form partnerships that will last throughout his care journey?
What must be done to ensure Justin is culturally safe once he is admitted to the hospital?
Information from the Mental Heath Assessment and Mental State Examination.
What are Justin’s top priorities for care planning?
Take a look at the 1:1 intervention notes. Identify the communication skills that will allow Justin to be contacted in a safe and culturally sensitive manner.
8. Review the discharge plan, 3 month review, and think about how Justin can get Supported to keep his well-being after he has returned home to his family.
Consider the issues Justin raised and reflect on your own experience with dealing with people from other cultures.
Think about what Justin’s Mary taught you and how that knowledge might impact your practice.
What are the other things you should learn/do in order for your future practice to offer culturally-safe healthcare?
Justin’s recent life event, stress and social exclusion might have an impact on his well-being.
He had been suffering with clinical depression.
He was diagnosed as having Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
He is sad and lost after he has finished school.
These feelings have become more intense over the years, and he has suffered from loss of a close friend.
He is not close to anyone and worries about his future.
He knows his future looks bleak, and that there are no job opportunities.
He fears that he will develop Type 2 Diabetes as his father.
Studies show that those with diabetes are more at risk for depression than those without.
American Diabetes Association (2015) states that diabetes is a breeding ground for anxiety and anger.
Justin is already suffering from diabetes. His depression, which is also due to several other factors is now worse.
People are most likely to be depressed if they feel isolated.
People who are social and have friends will not be suffering from depression.
Justin doesn’t have any friends so his life will be filled with loneliness and depression.
This affects social well-being.
Justin may be affected by the fact that his father has Diabetes and cannot treat it himself. Justin is also likely to feel mentally ill as he doesn’t see any treatment for Diabetes.
He has been struggling with weight loss.
This could affect his health, and he might become weaker.
There are many questions surrounding mental health, including cultural differences, historical events, coping, and social change.
There are many different ways to improve and sustain your quality of life.
There are also different approaches to mental illness.
The impact of social and culture change on health and its interpretation raises questions (Parker, 2015).
Many cultural differences exist among Aboriginal peoples that can have an impact on mental health.
One example is casual attribution biases.
Some people see events and contingencies as external causes and forces.
Others might view them as having internal attributes and control over their lives.
A response to abnormality may also be a difference.
Justin might have some of these characteristics in relation to mental illness’s cultural interpretation.
He might view his mental illness in relation to the death of a loved one or loneliness.
Mental health-related communication and services will be governed by the attitudes and values of individuals.
Every individual has his/her own beliefs and values.
Patients should be listened to with patience and treated with dignity and respect.
They need to be respected and allowed to maintain their privacy.
Communication is essential. The patient as well his family must receive full compassion.
The communication with the patient must be free from any differences between patients in terms of religion, culture and gender.
A patient must be fully involved in the process.
You must adhere to the principles of mental health care.
Effective communication is key to fostering positive, authentic relationships.
The person who deals with patients should pay attention to any tensions that may arise.
Working relationships are essential for providing high quality service.
Patients are judged by their attitude.
When interacting with patients, it is important to show positive attitudes.
It is important to be able to deal with all situations that could arise from a patient’s mental health condition.
Respectful, caring, ethical, professional and hopeful (Health.gov.au (2015)).
These beliefs and attitudes can impact communication with Justin.
A partnership with patients can prevent them from becoming more sick and help them heal without any further complications (Denham (2015)).
By forming a partnership with family members, they can also be part of the caregiving group.
Then it becomes legal.
For self-efficacy to become a reality, health professionals must support and encourage.
To achieve this goal, it is important to educate the family.
The family must be considered as a true partner in the provision of care. They should consider themselves to be educators and not just experts who help patients solve problems.
The family can learn problem solving skills.
Euromedinfo.eu 2015, p. 2). The professional’s understanding of this concept will impact the final outcome.
Patients can become an important partner in improving their quality of life.
The patient must actively participate.
Carers can encourage the patient to participate in this process by providing education.
Carers should engage patients in all aspects patient care.
For patients to have faith in their health partnership, they need to be treated with great compassion and care.
To achieve the desired results, patient and family partner must be patient (Mezey (2002)
Justin’s cultural safety must be ensured by the hospital staff.
It is important for health professionals to understand the cultural background of patients and their culture.
Understanding cultural competences, cultural awareness and cultural humility are essential.
They need to understand that culturally-safe care may be different for each patient.
Any ongoing discussion that might be of value to the patient must be brought up by carers.
Accepting the patient’s role in treatment is a positive sign (Baunach, et al. 2015).
The key to providing effective care for patients is unbiased health services.
Professionals must respect the beliefs and values of patients and not cause them to feel hurt.
Before they take any action against a traditional medicine, the professionals must ask about the patient’s use.
They must also refrain from imposing personal beliefs on patients. Properly justified explanations should be provided for any actions that might go against the culture of the patient (Douglas et. al., 2014).
Justin is experiencing depression and is worried about his social withdrawal in the past year.
He is reluctant and reluctant to speak, but when he does, he shares his thoughts regarding the death his uncle.
His assessment showed that he was not at risk of alcohol or drug abuse, but was at risk for emotional well-being.
Depression is the primary concern.
You should treat this condition with the right care plan.
Many factors can lead to depression in young people.
It affects how he acts and lives his life.
It can lead to problems at home and with relationships.
You may also experience other mental health issues, as with any disease.
These factors can have a significant impact on the person’s daily life.
Suicide is the idea that many people think.
Long-term illness can cause more harm, and treatment may not prove effective in later stages (Thapar and colleagues, 2012).
Justin’s primary concern should be depression.
Different strategies make it possible for health professionals to speak to patients in a culturally acceptable way.
A traditional healer may be able to provide relief for the patient, and help him feel secure.
It is important to identify resources that are culturally appropriate for the patient and reflect this thought in communication.
Patient safety is possible through empathy and patience (Baker, Giles 2012).
Respect for the patient’s cultural beliefs is essential in order to win their faith in the healthcare professional.
Communicating with patients should be based on cultural sensibility.
It is important to communicate with others in a spirit of mutual respect, listening, and openness.
Patients feel more secure when they have a shared understanding, as well as an acknowledgment of their common identity.
In order to communicate with patients, the healthcare provider must demonstrate that he understands the cultural values, beliefs and history.
The communication must not include any form of assault, denial, or harassment of the patient’s identity, or any kind of challenge (Skellett 2015).
These strategies are used by Justin’s healthcare professional to communicate with him in a culturally sensitive manner.
Justin will need support to maintain his health and well-being once he has returned to the community.
It is up to his family to facilitate him returning to certain culture laws.
Family involvement is essential for the successful treatment of the patient’s long-term condition. They have to be involved and make the decisions.
The foundation for a successful care plan for mental patients is built on the emotional and financial support of family members (Hermann and Palmer 2002).
Their greatest need is love and support.
Family members are often the most important in enhancing the patient’s well-being (Leggatt and 2002).
It is important to identify and fix the root cause of depression in order for treatment and management to work.
Justin is socially disconnected and doesn’t know any friends.
He should be encouraged to get involved in social activities and meet new people.
His depression can be caused by his unemployment.
There are ways to help him find a job.
When his problems are addressed, he can lead a normal life that is free from depression.
I’d like to share my experiences with Justin and the lessons that I have learned.
I learned how to communicate with and treat people of different cultures through this experience.
As healthcare professionals have to deal with patients with different illnesses and beliefs, they face many problems (Elwyn et.al., 2014).
It is possible to view health care as a complex problem, particularly if the patient has a mental condition.
This can make the situation more complicated due to language and cultural differences.
Before taking any steps in the planning of effective care, the health care provider must be aware of the cultural background of the patient.
It is vital to communicate with the patient. This has been my experience.
Patient safety and comfort are key to a quick recovery.
I will keep this in mind as I continue to practice.
Another important lesson I learned was that health care is different for different ethnicities.
For their well-being, they also depend on traditional healers.
This is why the patient should not be hurt and must be treated with dignity.
My experience with Justin has taught me many things that will benefit me greatly in the future.
Learning additional aspects is necessary to ensure that culturally-safe healthcare can be provided in the future.
It is important to provide care for those who require culturally-safe health services earlier in the course of a mental illness.
These people must be treated with dignity and given the opportunity to be involved in their care.
You must share details about healthcare with them.
Cultural safety is essential for a positive patient outcome.
Cultural safety is possible by being able to understand the cultures and customs of other peoples.
In this area, it is important to have the right knowledge.
It is important that the patient understands and implements the methods necessary to ensure compliance with the intervention plan.
Culturally safe care does not allow recipients to be subjected to their own cultural beliefs.
Meaningful pathways should be offered to patients for their self-determination (Richardson, Williams 2007).
These are all important points to remember in order to create a culture-safe environment for patients.
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