Case Study. Cultural Diversity
1. You are a nurse caring for a 53-year-old married Muslim woman who is 2 days
postoperative for extensive abdominal surgery. She has complicated dressing
changes three times daily, which require at least two staff to complete. Her
husband is by her bedside, when he is not at work, and is very caring and
attentive. The work schedule for tomorrow indicates that the LPN and nursing
assistant on your team will be male. What are your actions to ensure culturally
competent care? (Learning Objectives 2 and 5)
a. What patient information is pertinent to foster culturally competent care?
b. What questions should you ask yourself when caring for this patient?
c. What steps would you take to provide culturally competent care?