Transcultural Nursing: The Case Study

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The clinical presentation case assessed was a female having anaemia caused by excessive blood loss suffered menorrhagia. Madam X is a 38-year-old female who comes from the Y community of the B Region. The Y community has a cultural and religious belief that prevents blood transfusion. Their tradition also inhibits their members from seeking medical assistance from current practitioners. The community also believes in traditional medicine and spiritual intervention as the curative form of preventing modern-day illnesses. Based on the Boyle Transcultural Nursing Assessment Guide, Madam X had been born in the community and had believed in medicine until recently she gave up on traditional medicine (Andrews & Boyle, 2019). The client had perceived that changing the form of treatment from conventional to modern was how she could get herself cured. The community prohibits the exposure of the private parts to modern-day practitioners, but the client had agreed to do anything for the sake of being treated. The patient spoke in her vernacular and English language, and thus, we efficiently communicated. The community believed that eating pepper and beetroot would restore her blood loss.

The cultural issue in context is the prevention of blood transfusion and inhibition of seeking modern-day healthcare by community Y members. Nurses can build trust with the patient and ensure confidentiality to support such culturally sensitive cases (Harding et al., 2019). The cultural-related intervention by the nurse of understanding Madam X’s community’s cultural practices helps the clinician better handle the patient’s problem. They need to assure the patient that the information they relay will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. The second cultural-related intervention is for the clinician to support Madam X to overcome her cultural barriers. Madam X is seeking medical intervention, and thus the practitioner plays a central role in ensuring safe healthcare delivery to the patient. Even though some herbs may help relieve pain or treat some conditions, little or no scientific research has been done on some, thus raising the danger of harming the patient. The CNO standards require the nurses to be accountable for their decisions in clinical practice (Brown, 2019). Therefore, the nurses should educate and treat the information relayed to them by patients with confidentiality. Understanding the cultural traditions has implications in clinical practice, the clinician finds the proper intervention to help Madam X solve her anemic condition.


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