Two Healthcare Questions


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Two Healthcare Questions
Question #1: Outline how an individual’s cultural values and beliefs may be affected by the experience in palliative care.
When considering cultural values in palliative care a patient’s cultural background cannot be ignored. Culture profoundly influences patient preferences when it comes to medical treatment and care. In the palliative care realm of medicine bad news, decision-making and the reality that the patient may die is an everyday occurrence. The cultural background of the patient forms the values that will guide the medical treatment and care of the patient in regards to palliative care. In order for a nurse to best understand the needs of the patient and the patient’s family an understanding of the...
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