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  1. Listed below are a few questions that might possibly be addressed during the interview. I would merely like to have different views and opinions on the following questions. Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I would appreciate any input you might have in regards to the following:

    1. How would you deal with treating patients from a different background (socio-economically, culturally, religiously, or politically) than your own?

    2. What would you do to prepare to work with patients from a different culture?

    3. How do you deal with conflict between yourself and others or between two other people?

    4. What does primary care mean to you?

    Again, I would just like to get a different prospective than mine, to make sure I am on the right path.

    Thanks Again!!!

    [ May 21, 2001: Message edited by: Level2Trauma ]
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  3. by   CEN35
    1. How would you deal with treating patients from a different background (socio-economically, culturally, religiously, or politically) than your own?

    A) All patients expect, and should get equal treatment (Race, nationality, gender). However, culturally and religiously, there may be the need to treat certain patients a little different. Some religions and cultures have expectations/limitations to what/where and how things (tests/exams) can be performed.

    2. What would you do to prepare to work with patients from a different culture?

    A) In order to work with patients from a different culture, it is a neccesity for the healthcare provider to educate themselves on the culture. Once educated/informed on those cultural values, you can provide the care the patient expects to recieve.

    3. How do you deal with conflict between yourself and others or between two other people?

    A) All conflict is situational. It depends on any given situation. In one situation, the head on "lets get the the bottom of this" approach may be the most appropriate/effective thing to do. In another situation, just letting the two people involved that "they" need to work it out between themselves. Even if it means a neutral party being present, for some objective/neutral input. Sometimes, avoidance is the best route, if it is something benign and petty. So once again, the situation at hand needs to be examined first. Once the situation is examined, a process of handling a conflict can be determined.

    4. What does primary care mean to you?

    A) That the patient gets all care from a certain clinic/individual.


  4. by   Mijourney
    Originally posted by Level2Trauma:
    <STRONG>Listed below are a few questions that might possibly be addressed during the interview. I would merely like to have different views and opinions on the following questions. Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I would appreciate any input you might have in regards to the following:

    1. How would you deal with treating patients from a different background (socio-economically, culturally, religiously, or politically) than your own?

    2. What would you do to prepare to work with patients from a different culture?

    3. How do you deal with conflict between yourself and others or between two other people?

    4. What does primary care mean to you?

    Again, I would just like to get a different prospective than mine, to make sure I am on the right path.

    Thanks Again!!!

    [ May 21, 2001: Message edited by: Level2Trauma ]</STRONG>
    Hi Level2trauma. I agree with CEN35s advice.

    I also feel that when you deal with someone different from yourself, that you try very hard to leave any stereotypes you may harbor behind. This will make help make communication more open between you and the patient or family.

    On conflicts, I think that you would answer in a way that indicates that you don't jump to conclusions. You address only the issue at hand and not get into tangents that would attack the person instead of the conflict. If the conflict is between others, you would want to help keep them focus on the conflict at hand and its resolution and not on personalities or past indiscretions.

    Primary care is the process of getting a certain level of care in a primary care setting. You can elaborate on this if necessary.

    [ May 21, 2001: Message edited by: Mijourney ]

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