6. What is the purpose of sand paintings when diagnosing illness in the Navajo American Indian culture?
a. Creates symbolic representations of the client and family
b. Ensures that appropriate payment is made by the family
c. Provides an atmosphere of calm for the medicine man
d. Determines the cause and treatment of the illness
7. The nurse is conducting a medication history with a patient from the Oneida American Indian culture. Which remedies would the nurse include as part of this history?
a. Witch hazel
c. Skunk oil
d. All of the above.
8. A patient that is of the American Indian culture is waiting to be seen in a non-Indian Health Service facility. What concern might this patient have about receiving health care through this route?
a. Conflict between his or her perception of the illness and what the physician diagnoses
b. Easier to receive medical care through emergency departments rather than private physicians
c. Receive better health care from mainstream medical services
d. Concern that medical insurance won’t cover all the medical costs
9. Which action would the nurse take when assessing a patient of American Indian culture?
a. Remaining quiet and recognizing the importance of nonverbal communication to seek information
b. Asking detailed questions regarding the presenting symptoms
c. Asking indirect questions about the reason for seeking health care
d. Ensuring that no one beyond the medical provider and the client discuss what has brought the client to seek care
10. Which is a concept of holism in traditional Chinese medicine?
a. Integration of the body with the external environment
b. Energy fields that create health or disease
c. Local pathology as separate from the body
d. Harmonic balance that creates illness
11. Which action would a patient, who practices Ayurvedic medicine, take to reestablish harmony and balance in the body?
a. Sit in the sun
b. Speak to a doctor
d. Ingest a substance to cleanse the body of substances that cause disease
12. The nurse is planning care for a group of community members who follow Ayurveda medicine. What beliefs about this form of health care would the nurse need to keep in mind while planning this care?
a. All things in the universe are joined together.
b. Human beings contain elements that can be found in the universe.
c. All people are born in a state of balance.
d. All of the above.
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