Be A Better Socialite - Cultural And Ethnic Considerations

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Be A Better Socialite - Cultural And Ethnic Considerations

Culture is defined as the shared ideas, meanings, and values acquired by individuals as members of society. Broadly, then, culture is a way of life for a group of people. Be a better social creature and know more about cultural and ethnic considerations!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Common characteristics of culture. Select all that apply
    • A. 

      Culture is learned beginning at birth, through language and socialization. Behaviors, values, attitudes and beliefs are learned within the cultural family system

    • B. 

      Culture is dynamic and ever-changing, but remains stable. Language, traditions, and norms of customs may act as stabilizers for a culture

    • C. 

      All members of the same cultural group share the patterns that are present in every culture. These include communication, economic and physical survival, transportation and family systems, social customs, mores and religious systems

    • D. 

      Every culture is more or less superior or inferior than the other when referring to civilizational hierarchy

    • E. 

      Culture is an adaptation to specific factors or conditions in a specific location, such as the availability of natural resources. When people are removed from that location, their customs continue even though they are no longer called for in the new setting

  • 2. 
    Variations within a cultural group that causes differences. Select all that apply
    • A. 

      Age, gender identity, roles

    • B. 

      Religion and socioeconomic background

    • C. 

      Dialect or language spoken, geographic location of country of origin or current residence

    • D. 

      Degree to which values in current country are adopted

    • E. 

      Form of government and type of constitution

  • 3. 
    You are aware of your own cultural beliefs and practices and how they relate to those of others, which will be different
    • A. 

      Cultural knowledge

    • B. 

      Cultural skills

    • C. 

      Cultural competence

    • D. 

      Cultural awareness

  • 4. 
    Which of the following statements about cultural competence is not true?
    • A. 

      One way to identify cultural beliefs and practices is to do a self-assessment

    • B. 

      It is always possible to act the same with all patients and also give the same effective, individualized and holistic care.

    • C. 

      Sometimes nurses are so concerned about treating everyone the same that they ignore cultural differences

    • D. 

      Understanding your personal beliefs gives you an ability to respond to those from different cultures with openness.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following cannot be a part TRANSCULTURAL NURSING?
    • A. 

      Understanding different variables and integrating personal understanding into all aspects of nursing care

    • B. 

      Ethnocentricity and stereotyping are tools for transcultural nursing

    • C. 

      It is important to understand that people from different cultures have a variety of practices related to health care, treatment methods, and responses to illness and death

    • D. 

      Cultural beliefs also affect diet and nutrition for which we have to be cognizant

  • 6. 
    A group of people who share biological physical characteristics and hereditary traits.
    • A. 

      Race

    • B. 

      Nationality

    • C. 

      Ethnicity

    • D. 

      Culture

  • 7. 
    Refers to a group of people who share a common social and cultural heritage based on shared traditions, national origin, and physical and biologic characteristics. They often share social practices such as language, religion, dress, music and food.   
    • A. 

      Race

    • B. 

      Nationality

    • C. 

      Ethnicity

    • D. 

      Culture

  • 8. 
    When doing a culturally related assessment, which areas do you need to explore? Select all that apply: 
    • A. 

      Space and time

    • B. 

      Religious beliefs and health practices

    • C. 

      Social organizations

    • D. 

      Biologic variations

    • E. 

      Consumer preferences

  • 9. 
    In Western cultures, what is the distance between people that can be considered comfortable in a casual or public setting during a conversation? 
    • A. 

      1 to 2 feet

    • B. 

      6 to 10 feet

    • C. 

      3 to 6 feet

    • D. 

      0 to 3 feet

  • 10. 
    A concept of time implying that it is possible to recover future activities but not present ones
    • A. 

      Flexibility

    • B. 

      Elasticity

    • C. 

      Spasticity

    • D. 

      Tardiness

  • 11. 
    Which of the following statements about cultural behavior is NOT TRUE?  
    • A. 

      Cultural behavior is socially acquired, not genetically inherited

    • B. 

      Self-concept is also influenced by culture and cultural identity

    • C. 

      In patriarchal societies, the older men usually make most of the decisions

    • D. 

      All family structures are based on biological relationships

    • E. 

      A common mistake is to assume that every family is a traditional nuclear family

  • 12. 
    Babies are named by the father 8 days after birth when traditional circumcision (may be postponed when in bad health) done. A mohel performs the circumcision. Female babies are named during the reading of the Torah. Nurses need to be sensitive when caring for babies who have not yet been named.
    • A. 

      Eastern Orthodox

    • B. 

      Reform Jews

    • C. 

      Orthodox Judaism

    • D. 

      Roman Catholic

  • 13. 
    A woman is considered to be in a ritual state of impurity whenever blood is coming from her uterus, such as menstruation or after the birth of a child. At this time, the husband will have not physical contact with her. Nurses need to be aware of this practice because the husband will not touch the wife. He cannot assist her in moving her to bed, so the nurse will have to do this alone. A man in this group will not touch any other woman except his wife, his daughters and mother. Home health care workers need to know this.   
    • A. 

      Eastern Orthodox

    • B. 

      Reform Jews

    • C. 

      Orthodox Judaism

    • D. 

      Roman Catholic

  • 14. 
    Orthodox Judaism mandates that their food be Kosher. Which of the following statements support this law? Select all that apply  
    • A. 

      No mixing of milk and meat at a meal

    • B. 

      No consumption of food or any derivative thereof from animals that are not slaughtered according to their law.

    • C. 

      Utensils for milk and milk products should be separated

    • D. 

      If for medical reasons, a patient requires milk and meat products for a meal, dairy foods should be served first followed by the meat

    • E. 

      During Yom Kippur (a day of atonement), fasting from sunset to sunrise is required

  • 15. 
    For Orthodox Jews, when are products with unleavened bread not allowed?
    • A. 

      During Good Friday

    • B. 

      During Christmas

    • C. 

      During Passover

    • D. 

      During Hanukkah

  • 16. 
    Since they believe that unbaptized children are cut off from heaven, infant baptism is mandatory. For newborns who are gravely ill, still borns and all aborted fetuses (unless marked by tissue necrosis and prolonged death are present ) emergency baptism is required. The nurse needs to call a priest to do the baptism. In worse case scenario, anyone can do the baptism by pouring warm water on the baby's head and saying "I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit!
    • A. 

      Eastern Orthodox

    • B. 

      Orthodox Judaism

    • C. 

      Roman Catholics

    • D. 

      Manicheism

  • 17. 
    Prohibits birth control except for abstinence and natural family planning methods. Sterilization is prohibited unless there is an overriding medical reason
    • A. 

      Jehovah's Witness

    • B. 

      Lutherans

    • C. 

      Pentecostals

    • D. 

      Roman Catholics

  • 18. 
    The women of this group are not allowed to sign consent forms or make a decision regarding family planning. It is mandatory for the husband to be present. Women are very modest and frequently wear clothes that cover all of the body. They prefer female doctors. For 40 days after giving birth and also during menstruation, a woman is exempt from prayer because it is a time for cleansing for her.
    • A. 

      Amish community

    • B. 

      Latter Day Saints

    • C. 

      Mormons

    • D. 

      Islam

  • 19. 
    Which of the following are allowed in a Moslem diet? Select all that apply: 
    • A. 

      Pork

    • B. 

      Alcohol

    • C. 

      Halal

    • D. 

      Kosher

  • 20. 
    Four basic concepts of health beliefs. Select all that apply:
    • A. 

      Biomedical health belief system

    • B. 

      Folk health belief system

    • C. 

      Scientology belief system

    • D. 

      Alternative or complementary belief

    • E. 

      Holistic health belief system

  • 21. 
    Based on cultural factors, there are certain nursing diagnoses that are particularly problematic. What are they? Select all that apply:
    • A. 

      Deficient knowledge

    • B. 

      Impaired verbal communication

    • C. 

      Ineffective health maintenance

    • D. 

      Disturbed sensory perception

    • E. 

      Noncompliance

  • 22. 
    Which groups will have family members take turns staying with a dying person? Select all that apply:
    • A. 

      Mexican Americans

    • B. 

      African Americans

    • C. 

      Chinese Americans

    • D. 

      Moslem Americans

    • E. 

      Native Americans

  • 23. 
    Which groups have a high incidence of lactose intolerance? Select all that apply:
    • A. 

      Mexican Americans

    • B. 

      African Americans

    • C. 

      Chinese Americans

    • D. 

      Moslem Americans

    • E. 

      Native Americans

  • 24. 
    _____________nursing is practiced when the nurse consistently attempt to apply knowledge about culture to all aspects of care 
    • A. 

      Holistic

    • B. 

      Transcultural

    • C. 

      Skilled

    • D. 

      Hospice

  • 25. 
    What do you need to achieve cultural competence? Select all that apply:
    • A. 

      Understand your own cultural beliefs and practices

    • B. 

      Perceive the health care setting from a patient's point of view

    • C. 

      Be open and sensitive to a patient's cultural values

    • D. 

      Uphold and defend your own beliefs before anything else

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