Asian culture is much different than traditional American culture

Asian culture is much different than traditional American culture. While assessing Ms. Li it is important to remember that Asian women are passive, quiet and obedient and are taught to respect their husband’s and father’s. Asian culture forbids family members to seek help outside of the family. Family matters stay inside the family household. While assessing, it is important to remember that people from the Asian culture are silent and they do not make eye contact (Guidelines for the Assessment and Treatment of Asian Clients, n.d.). In their culture, making eye contact is considered being disrespectful. They will describe psychiatric issues such as Depression or abuse in a somatic or physically descript way such as reporting headaches, chest pain or soreness (Guidelines for the Assessment and Treatment of Asian Clients, n.d.). Young Asian girls are encouraged to seek out husbands after school id finished rather than seeking out careers.

The abuse assessment screen asks the following questions:

Have you been physically hit or hurt by someone?
Have you been forced to have sex with anyone?
Has anyone refused your personal or basic needs?
Has anyone prevented you from using assistive devices?
Are you afraid of anyone?
Guidelines for the Assessment and Treatment of Asian Clients. (n.d.). Retrieved January 29, 2018, from https://www.sagepub.com

If abuse is suspected, the nurse should try to get more information from the patient. The nurse should assure the patient that everything discussed is confidential. Gaining the patients trust is very important. The nurse should be recording accurate documentation and taking photos of any physical findings if the patient allows it. The nurse must encourage safety for the client. Patients should be encouraged to seek out a trusting relationship within the family to help support her while adhering to her culture values. The nurse should offer resources that contain information about how to seek help. Safety shelters are an option for women of all cultures.

References

Guidelines for the Assessment and Treatment of Asian Clients. (n.d.). Retrieved January 29, 2018, from https://www.sagepub.com

Rose, A. (2017, July 05). WHAT ARE THE ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE HEALTH CARE WORKER IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE? Retrieved January 29, 2018, from https://careertrend.com