Patient Diversity: Beyond the Vital Signs
Run time: 18 Minutes
In this program, you'll witness the valiant yet often flawed attempts of nurses, orderlies and doctors to find a course of treatment for patients whose cultural beliefs toward medicine they do not understand. This lack of understanding not only hampers communication, it delays proper treatment. Patient Diversity
clearly illustrates the importance of learning about your patient population: their belief systems, folk medicine, lore, even those things that dictate how they respond to pain and medical care.
In the video, poignant scenes examine concerns faced in healthcare delivery every day. And though the challenges, patients and solutions are highly diverse, the basic principles are not.
Participants are taught to:
- learn about the beliefs and practices of their patient population.
- not only tolerate, but try to accept the different cultural practices of their patients.
- never forget they are treating an individual.