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Self-assessment of understanding of cultural diversity issues
  • Story Owner: Paige  Schultz
  • Story Title: The Fascinating Life of Paige Schultz
  • Story Created: Sunday, January 29, 2017, 2:26:00 PM
  • Chapter Author: Paige Schultz
  • Chapter Created: Sunday, January 29, 2017, 2:27:00 PM
  • updated: Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:49:00 AM



I have been a certified nursing assistant (CNA) for the past 6 years. I have many responsibilities as a CNA regarding all patient’s physical, emotional, and mental well-being. I am expected to handle culture and religion issues with respect, kindness, and understanding. I have been in situations where my clients believes in a different religion then I do, and they contact my boss to tell them that that they don’t want me to be there caregiver anymore due to differences in religion. As a CNA I recognize and believe that spiritual beliefs are different, in which reflect each individual and cultural influences. I do not discriminate against other individual’s spiritual values. For example, I have to wear scrub pants and a scrub top to work. This is a mandatory rule. This encourages a feeling of equality and encourages comfort and productivity.  I support teaching, and practice of communication strategies. As a CNA I use the “teach back method” on a daily basis. I work in home health care and go to each of my client’s house. Every day I review my clients care plan so that I am aware of any new changes such as: medication, behavior, daily schedule. I always use the “teach back method” and review there care plan so that I understand any changes to helps prevent mistrust and frustration. 



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