6 Discussion Post, APA Format, Minimum of 200 words, 2 references (no older than 5 years)

Respond to the following discussion question: Catholicism is the predominant religion for Hispanics and Latinos. How do the beliefs based in this religion manifest themselves in the more general practices of the culture? How can you, as a professional nurse, use the comfort that faith provides to help Hispanic patients and families deal with illness? Include rationale to support your thoughts.

Respond to the following discussion question: Catholicism is the predominant religion for Hispanics and Latinos. How do the beliefs based in this religion manifest themselves in the more general practices of the culture? How can you, as a professional nurse, use the comfort that faith provides to help Hispanic patients and families deal with illness? Include rationale to support your thoughts

Respond to the following discussion question: The pastor of a local AfricanAmerican church has approached you because she is concerned about her parishioners. Several have recently died at a young age from complications of diabetes or strokes. Many of her parishioners are overweight. You discuss the matter and decide that a presentation on promoting health and preventing disease with time for questions is the best approach. What strategies would you recommend to encourage healthy lifestyles in this group? Provide rationale to support your response.

Respond to the following discussion question: You have been working in an internist’s office for the past year. During that time, you noticed that Asian women often refuse to have an annual exam including a PAP smear. After doing some research, you learn that this is not unique to your practice. You have contacted the director of the Asian Community Center in your town and learned that there is a woman’s group that meets once a month. He has put you in contact with the organizer of that group who has invited you to come to the next meeting and discuss this issue with the women. How will you approach this topic with the Asian women? Include rationale to support your thoughts.

Respond to the following discussion question: When assessing patients, nurses may feel uncomfortable asking about their sexual orientation. However, members of the LBGT community of all ages are at risk for health issues that may not be self-evident or declared. Focusing on health risks, how would you include in your assessment of a new patient questions about sexual orientation and risks to health? Include rationale to support your thoughts.

Respond to the following discussion question: Share your personal beliefs regarding culturally competent nursing care and describe the factors that led you to these beliefs. What is your personal philosophy of caring for diverse populations such as those discussed in this course? Include rationale to support your thoughts.