Culture in Nursing Wk 7 DQ 7

Culture in Nursing Wk 7 DQ 7

Chapter 7: Transcultural Perspectives in the Nursing Care of Adults

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Cultural Influences on Adulthood #1

Developmental tasks are transitions that occur in a normal successful adulthood.

A health/illness situational crisis refers to changes or turmoil as individuals struggle to cope with a sudden life-threatening illness.

Transitions: health or illness events that require an individual to make modifications in his/her lifestyle

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Cultural Influences on Adulthood #2

Physiologic development

Hormonal changes

Menopause, loss of sexual potency

Psychosocial development

Stages of life

Divorce, remarriage, career changes

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Cultural Influences on Adulthood #3

Each culture has specific chronologic standards for appropriate adult behavior.

Social age: Culture defines what is considered an appropriate behavior in each stage of the life cycle.

Young adult (teens, 20s, 30s): independence, role changes

Middle adult (40s, 50s): career, family matters

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Question #1

Is the following statement true or false?

Midlife adulthood is often a time of stress, dissatisfaction, and unrest.

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Answer to Question #1

False

Rationale: Adulthood is not always a tumultuous, crisis-oriented state; many middle aged persons welcome the space, time, and independence that middle age often brings. Midlife can be a time of challenge, enjoyment, and satisfaction for many persons.

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Cultural Influences on Adulthood #4

Developmental tasks; responses to life situations encountered by all persons experiencing:

Physiologic

Psychological

Spiritual

Sociologic changes

Erikson’s generativity versus stagnation

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Cultural Influences on Adulthood #5

Adult life transitions influenced by culture:

Career success

Social and civic responsibility

Marriage and raising children

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