One approach nurses can use to deliver quality and safe care to client populations is to determine the extent to which a client identifies with a traditional heritage. Through independent online research locate a heritage assessment tool. Conduct your own heritage self-assessment. Answer the following questions about your experience.

My heritage is that of a Caucasian from the southern part of America brought up in a Christian family background.
In a 1-2 page Word document:

  1. Reflect upon your own heritage assessment and explain the degree to which your answers indicate you identify with your traditional heritage.
  2. If you believe or do not believe you identify with your traditional heritage, discuss why and how you believe it may impact your nursing practice.
  3. Explain how you can use a tool like a heritage assessment with clients and their families and how this will help develop your cultural competence.
  4. APA format with references
 

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