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While reading this scenario I became saddened, because this really does occur. The city I live in has a large Hmong population. One of several police officers in town is of Hmong decent and one of them was fired for domestic abuse/violence towards his wife. He tried to state it was within his culture to treat his wife in this manner; however, that didn’t work in his defense.
The Asian population is very diverse and many subcultures are present within the general Asian population. Some questions I would consider is, how acculturated is this patient? Is she a student? How long has she lived here? Where was she born? The answers to these questions will help the nursing professional during their assessment. The Asian population makes up 4.8% of the US population (Jarvis, 2016 p. 11). When assessing an individual of Asian descent, cultural considerations to keep in mind are: They respect medical authority, but don’t appear hurried, talk loud or fast and remember that although eye contact is viewed as respectful, constant eye contact can be interpreted as intimidating and they may break eye contact while talking. Also a very firm handshake can be viewed as aggression.
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) formerly called Domestic Violence is the single greatest cause of injury to women 15 to 24 years of age (Cherry & Jacob, 2014 p.186) The Abuse Assessment Screen (AAS) is a questionnaire that asked six questions and if the patient answers “yes” for any of the questions, the interviewer is supposed to ask the patient if they can talk more about this topic. The questions address issues regarding: intimidation, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse (Jarvis, 2016 p. 106)
If abuse is questioned at my facility, we are to let our lead nurse know, call security, local law enforcement and chart in the patient’s EHR.
Cherry, B., & Jacob, S. R. (2014). Contemporary Nursing Issues, Trends, & Management (6th ed., pp. 183-201). St.Louis, MO: Elsevier.
Jarvis, C. (2016). Physical Examination & Health Assessment (7th ed., pp. 11-115). St.Louis, MO: Elsevier