Residential Nursing Home Case Study

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Aboriginal women are hesitant to seek healthcare for themselves and make them reluctant to visit their children in the hospital due to discrimination and fear of their child being apprehended. However, the majority of these Aboriginal women stated they would not hesitate to seek medical help if their child was ill (Denison et al., 2014). If a nurse carried a belief that all Aboriginal mothers are not capable of being good mothers, the reluctance of the mothers wanting to stay in the hospital could solidify this stereotype in the nurse’s mind. These stereotypes are a result of the oppression of indigenous peoples through colonialism and the residential school system. Children were taken away at such a young age so they did not have good role models for parenting (Elias et al., 2012). Consequently, residential school survivors’ were likely to abuse their own children in the same way they themselves were mistreated, and were also more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol (Elias et al., 2012). There is a direct relationship between having family members who attended a residential…show more content…
The mother’s medical and maternity leave was coming to an end due to antipartum complications and the first weeks they spent in the neonatal intensive care unit. This financial disadvantage is an important piece of information for the nurse to discover, as the family would need to have some support for the specialized formula the infants required. Gaining this knowledge is important to ensure that the infants will have adequate care when they are discharged. In this scenario, talking to the family and then speaking on behalf of the family to the other staff members is important. Obtaining this information from the parents requires a trusting, therapeutic relationship. In building this positive relationship, the family will feel more welcome in the hospital environment and be more likely to seek help for their

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