The Role Of Communication In Native American Rituals

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Health and healing are among the most important concerns of Native American ritual. It is essential to understand the concept of communication other than in the terms of Western medicine. Nursing Interventions the author has identified for communication with Native Americans would be avoid direct eye contact out of respect and concern for “soul loss”. A long pause generally indicates careful consideration. Do not rush the patient. Loudness can be associated with aggressiveness and should be avoided. Some patients in this group may be unwilling to sign documents, consent forms, etc. due to a history of misused documents. Native Americans can be oriented to activities, rather than the clock. They may run late. Patients may use traditional healers.

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