In the Asian culture, there is often a belief that terminally ill patients should not be informed about their prognosis. Would you respect the cultural practice and not inform a patient about the prognosis? Is there a way for health care providers to balance the patient’s right to know with respect for the cultural practices and beliefs of the family? Is not fully disclosing information to the patient an ethical breach?
- Your initial post should be at least 500 words, formatted and cited in current APA 7ed style with support from at least 2 academic sources. Your initial post is worth 8 points.
- You should respond to at least two of your peers by extending, refuting/correcting, or adding additional nuance to their posts. Your reply posts are worth 2 points (1 point per response.)
- All replies must be constructive and use literature where possible.
Online Materials & Resources
- Visit the CINAHL Complete under the A-to-Z Databases on the University Library’s website and read the articles below:
- Coburn, C. L., & Weismuller, P. C. (2012, January 31). Asian motivators for health promotion. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 23(2), 205-214.doi: 10.1177/1043659611433869.
- Mental Health: Understanding is the first step. (2015, April). In Asian American Health Initiative. Retrieved from http://aahiinfo.org/phpages/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Mental-Health-Photonovel_English.pdf (Links to an external site.)
- Watch the YouTube videos below:
- NBC News. (2016, September 27). Where Stereotypes About Asian-American Men Come From | Take Back | NBC Asian American [Video file]. Retrieved fromWhere Stereotypes About Asian-American Men Come From | Take Back | NBC Asian American (Links to an external site.)
- NBC News. (2016, October 4). How the Model Minority Myth Hurts Asian-American Elders | Take Back | NBC Asian America [Video file]. Retrieved fromHow the Model Minority Myth Hurts Asian-American Elders | Take Back | NBC Asian America (Links to an external site.)