The Gerontology Nurse's Guide to the Community-Based Health by Brenda L. Bonham Howe MSN RN BSLS

By Brenda L. Bonham Howe MSN RN BSLS

This can be a well timed and important source for brand new and pro gerontology nurses liable for coordinating care and advocacy for his or her sufferers as well-being care shifts from hospital-based to community-based care. finished and arranged for fast entry to details, this scientific consultant encompasses the large community of group wellbeing and fitness assets to be had and describes the best way to entry them on behalf of geriatric sufferers and consumers. It presents an summary of ageing within the U.S. and discusses cultural and socio-economic issues, universal stipulations and morbidities affecting older adults, and the big variety of neighborhood assets to be had to handle those issues.

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The sweat lodge and ceremonial sweat vary from tribe to tribe. There are usually two key roles—the sweat lodge leader and the fire keeper. Rocks are heated in a fire outside the lodge. The hot stones are placed in a pit inside the lodge and the door is closed. While participants gather around in a circle inside the sweat lodge, songs and prayers are offered by the leader while herbs and water are sprinkled on the hot rocks. This may be repeated a number of times. The sweat helps reconnect the mind, body, and spirit with Mother Earth.

Tiedt The purpose of this chapter is to encourage the reader to consider his or her own cultural identity and heritage. Furthermore, the reader needs to think about biases and stereotypes that may exist in his or her own perspectives. Generalization is a simplistic way for our brains to store information (Proenza, 2003). Unfortunately, generalizing falls short of identifying complex traits found in other people. Instead, stereotyping promotes impressions that lead to judgment and misunderstanding.

To be eligible for services, one must be a Native American, a member of a federally recognized tribe, and living 3. health care delivery: cultural domainsâ•…â•… 41 within the IHS service area for that tribe. Tribal members living at a distance from their own reservation do not qualify for IHS services. Furthermore, IHS does not provide funding for them to obtain care where they do reside (Rhoades, 2000). Tribal members must live in the service area for at least 180 days before they can qualify for IHS care.

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