Time Orientation

  1. Hello to all,

    My Perry&Potter does not define present, past, and future orientation completely, but generally speaks of it in respect to different cultures and their communication patterns. There is a part that states that present orientation conflicts with the organization norm of health care. So does that mean that a nurse can expect a patient that performs in present orientation to:

    A) be on time to their appointment because they are aware of the present time and function according to it

    B) expect the patient to work on culturally congruent time which may mean that they will be late b/c present time conflicts with health organizational norm

    Wheew!! Any help will be appreciated.
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   beth66335
    I googled, "Patient Time Orientation" and found some info. It seems to be more about the meaning of words in different cultures. In some cultures they wouldn't understand our cliches' (sp?). Try googling it yourself to see what I mean, no pun intended!
  4. by   halo425
    I already tried that, but thanks anyway.
  5. by   Shotty
    http://books.google.com/books?id=y6p...yxGU#PPA213,M1


    I know it's been a long time now, but this link helps clear up time orientation.
  6. by   Melina
    Quote from Shotty
    http://books.google.com/books?id=y6p...yxGU#PPA213,M1


    I know it's been a long time now, but this link helps clear up time orientation.
    I knew there was a socio-cultural explanation for my horrible time management skills. Who says colored-people time is just a stereotype? I am a victim of my African-American culture's teaching of flexible schedules and emphasis on the importance of the present moment!

    ~Mel'

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