Friedman et al. propose that nurses assess a family’s values by contrasting and comparing the values of a family to those of the dominant American culture, by looking at value congruency within the family, and by analyzing how the family’s values affect the health status of the family. In your professional opinion, as a current or future healthcare provider, is this an appropriate way to approach the assessment of family values? Is this an effective way to assess family values related to healthcare practices? Can you suggest an alternative approach?

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According to Friedman, Bowden, and Jones, US nurses are likely to compare their patients’ family values to those of the dominant culture. I witnessed one of the examples to illustrate this point when a nurse tried to persuade a patient to use some painkillers. She did not know that the patient who was an Asian immigrant had another attitude towards pain and was committed to endure it. The patient had her techniques to manage pain, and she simply said nothing about the intensifying pain that bothered her.

I would suggest an alternative approach as I believe patients’ right to make decisions should be respected. I would not compare patients’ values to US core values but concentrate on health outcomes and patients’ wellbeing. I would not try to insist on patients’ taking painkillers, but I would provide comprehensive information regarding the nature of pain and it’s being an important symptom. I think nurses should learn about different beliefs concerning health in order to address people’s needs to the fullest.

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