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Online Resources for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Home Healthcare and Hospice, Part 2: Resources for Asian Patients

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Online Resources for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Home Healthcare and Hospice, Part 2: Resources for Asian Patients


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GENERAL PURPOSE: To identify for registered professional nurses resources for understanding the cultural norms of Asian-born patients as well as appropriate patient education materials in the many languages this population speaks.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking this test, you should be able to:

  1. Outline the relevant demographic information about Asian populations.
  2. Summarize the key communication strategies to use with certain Asian populations.
  3. Identify the appropriate resources helpful with specific informational needs for Asian patients.
  1. What percentage of the U.population is of Asian or Pacific Islander descent?
    1. 2%
    2. 5%
    3. 8%
    4. 11%
  2. How many languages and dialects do people of Asian or Pacific Islander descent speak?
    1. About 200
    2. Nearly 300
    3. About 400
    4. More than 500
  3. More than 60% of which Asian population group lacks fluency in English?
    1. Chinese
    2. Filipinos
    3. Vietnamese
    4. Indians
  4. Compared with non-Hispanic Whites, Asians have a higher incidence of which types of cancer?
    1. Gastrointestinal
    2. Reproductive
    3. Hematologic
    4. Renal
  5. Which of the following groups has the highest life expectancy of any U.ethnic group?
    1. Asian women
    2. Hispanic women
    3. Asian men
    4. Hispanic men
  6. The quick-reference handbooks provided by the Queensland (Australia) Health group offers information on the beliefs and practices of all the following religions except
    1. Muslim.
    2. Hindu.
    3. Sikh.
    4. Bahá'í.
  7. Which of the following groups has developed a dictionary that covers Chinese American, Filipino American, Japanese American, Korean American, and Vietnamese American health and spiritual practices?
    1. The British site Ethnicity Online
    2. The HealthCare Chaplaincy in New York
    3. Queensland (Australia) Health
    4. The Multi-Faith Group for Healthcare Chaplaincy in England
  8. Health care professionals should not raise discussions of death, living wills, and do-not-resuscitate status with an Asian family
    1. while the patient is alive.
    2. unless the entire family is present.
    3. without speaking to the patient first.
    4. if any females are present.
  9. Which of the following resources provides a series that includes a tip sheet for the care of terminally ill Vietnamese patients?
    1. The Boston Healing Landscape Project
    2. The Asian Health Support Service in New Zealand
    3. The Buddhist Council of Victoria, Australia
    4. The University of Washington
  10. The Boston Healing Landscape Project Web site includes a section on “Islam and Health” that has information on the influence of invisible spirits on health that are known as
    1. jinn.
    2. ahimsa.
    3. daya.
    4. zakat.
  11. When meeting a new Asian patient of the opposite gender, it is most appropriate to
    1. make direct eye contact.
    2. give the patient a friendly smile.
    3. see if the patient initiates a handshake.
    4. stand within a foot or two of the patient.
  12. In Hong Kong, excessive blinking may be seen as a sign of
    1. agreement.
    2. boredom.
    3. confusion.
    4. understanding.
  13. According to the article, in families of Pakistani origin decisions are made by the
    1. oldest male.
    2. oldest female.
    3. family's religious leader.
    4. most senior member, regardless of gender.
  14. Which resource supplies cultural profiles, basic greetings, and palliative care information for Cambodians, Chinese, Indians, Malaysians, Sri Lankans, and Vietnamese?
    1. Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages
    2. The Asian Health Support Service in New Zealand
    3. The Migrant Information Centre of Eastern Melbourne in Australia
    4. The New Hampshire Governor's Office of Energy and Community Services
  15. Which resource provides information about colostomy, ileostomy, and urostomy care in Chinese and Vietnamese?
    1. Australia's Royal District Nursing Service
    2. Healthy Road Media
    3. Australian Department of Health and Aging
    4. Health


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