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does this book exist?? ---Transcultural Nursing

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by HeartsOpenWide HeartsOpenWide, RN (Member)

HeartsOpenWide is a RN and specializes in Ante-Intra-Postpartum, Post Gyne.

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I am looking for a book on religion and culture in regards to nursing. For example. I read in one of my text that Hispanics believe that warm colors are healing and therefor giving them an inhaler with say has an orange cover would be more effective than say a blue cover. Also, I know of a religion (forgive me for forgetting which) that wears a special card around their neck; which they believe it if is no worn at the time of death they will not get into heaven (had a nursing instructor tell me a story that a woman patient was wearing one and they had to do CPR, when the doctor went to remove it the nurse tried to stop him explaining the purpose of the card, the doctor said 'hog wash" and removed it any way. Regardless whether the purpose of the card is true or not, her family truly believe with all their hearts it did...how awful what that doctor did) I would like to be more educated in other religions and cultures more specificly what which can or directly applies to nursing and the medical feild.

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HeartsOpenWide is a RN and specializes in Ante-Intra-Postpartum, Post Gyne.

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thanks so much, if any one know of others let me know!

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An excellent reference book is "Culture & Nursing Care: A Pocket Guide" edited by Juliene Lipson, Suzanne Dibble and Pamela Minarik. published by the University of California, San Francisco Nursing Press. It's an imensely valuable test to have in my office (I'm a school nurse in a very culturally diverse town)

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It may seem a little elementary but our fundamentals textbook had a great chapter on this subject, as I am sure most fundamental books would!

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prmenrs has 42 years experience as a RN and specializes in NICU, Infection Control.

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I think the "card" you're referring to is a scapular: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scapular . [some] Catholics wear them. While it is a great devotional thing to do, it can take on a superstitious quality. As can other practices in other religions.

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