Community nursing – week 6 – cultural competence: awareness,
Within my family, there are certain cultural practices which have an impact on our collective health or wellbeing. One example is the emphasis placed on the importance of familial relationships and how this can lead to feelings of guilt or obligation when someone is unable to fulfill expectations. This can result in stress and anxiety which may adversely affect physical health over time.
Additionally, many traditional remedies for minor ailments such as colds or headaches are still commonly used amongst my family members. While these methods are mostly safe and effective, it is important to be mindful of potential side effects that could occur if any ingredients interact negatively with other medications being taken at the same time. Finally, conversations around mental health remain largely taboo within our culture making it difficult for people to get adequate support when needed which increases their risk for developing more serious issues down the line.