In your work as a professional or student nurse, provide one specific example of a challenge you faced in providing nursing care to a patient/family whose cultural background or religious beliefs were different than yours. What was the specific challenge? How did these differences impact you and your nursing care? What action(s) did you take to overcome the challenge?

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Nurses have to deliver care to people pertaining to different cultural backgrounds. One of the cases is specifically memorable as it happened at the beginning of my nursing career. An Asian American patient did not tell the medical staff about an intensifying pain as she believed that illness is a kind of punishment that has to be endured. For several days, the woman suffered from pain but managed to withhold this information. Eventually, she was given some pain killers that improved her overall state. I had several conversations about the benefits of painkillers and the nature of pain, as well as its negative effect on the body. After that case, I started talking about pain management with patients and tried to make sure they disclose any relevant information regarding their health. I have researched this topic, and now I know some pain management strategies employed in different cultures. I utilize this information when communicating with my patients.

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