Explain how the patient might interpret the following questions if they were asked ? would they be appropriate ? if not what kinds of questions should they be replaced with?
- What language are you most comfortable speaking? What language are you most comfortable reading in?
- Are there spiritual practices that healthcare providers can help you keep? ((e.g. special prayer times)? Are there special beliefs or customs you would like to keep related to this health problem?
- What do you call the problem you are having? What do you think caused this problem? Why do you think you developed this problem and not someone else? What might others in your family/ community think is the problem? How have you treated the problem so far? What have you done to feel better? Have you tried remedies like herbs or remedies from your homeland?
- Are there religious food prescriptions and restrictions that you might follow?
- How would you like your family members to be involved in your care? Who helps you when you are sick? How do they help you? How would you like them to help you?
Mono Nu, a 44-year-old Filipino patient comes to the clinic today to have his “blood thinner” labs drawn since he started them two weeks ago. Upon assessing the labs the nurse practitioner notes that he is still out of range. When assessing the patient’s compliance both stated that he had been taking them just as prescribed. He has been doing well and eating a diet rich in fish and tofu. He doesn’t understand why his medications are not working.