Culture Congruent Assessment of the Mother and Child in a Culture Diverse Community

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150724
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Presentation
Title:
Culture Congruent Assessment of the Mother and Child in a Culture Diverse Community
Abstract:
Culture Congruent Assessment of the Mother and Child in a Culture Diverse Community
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2002
Conference Date:July, 2002
Author:Watson, Mada
P.I. Institution Name:Potschefstroom University for Christian Higher Education
The objective of this research was to explore and describe the community nurse's and the mother's perceptions of culture congruent assessment of the mother and child in a culture diverse community and to formulate guidelines for the execution of culture congruent assessment of the mother and child. A qualitative design was followed to explore and describe the above mentioned objectives. The study was conducted within the context of the Potchefstroom district, a culture diverse community in the North West Province of South Africa. Two populations were used. Population one comprised of the mothers in the community of the above mentioned district and they being able to communicate in Afrikaans, English or Tswana. Population two comprised of community nurses that work in this culture diverse community. A purposive voluntary sampling method was used for both populations. The sample size was determined by means of data saturation. Permission was obtained from the health service manager of the district of Potchefstroom. In order to collect data, semi-structured interviews were conducted with both populations. A pilot study was conducted to test the applicability of the questions. After completion of the interviews with both populations field notes were recorded. The audiotapes were transcribed verbatim and analyzed in accordance with the technique of content analysis. The findings of this research varied amongst the two populations. The mother's responses focused on communication, attitudes and action of the community nurses in taking culture into consideration during the assessment of herself and her child. In general nurses did accommodate the mother with communication techniques. They however found language barriers and sometimes being ignored by these nurses. Not all actions were explained. Attitudes were facilitating culture congruent assessment by proving to be accepting, friendly and caring. Aggression limited the interaction and rude behavior affected the mother. The nurse's actions spoke of effective management of the mother and child showing respect for cultural uses and being patient with the mother and child. Unfortunately disrespectful behavior was recorded as well as rejection of cultural uses. There seemed to be a discrepancy in the handling of patients. Very clear cultural uses could be identified by the mothers. The nurses in general saw themselves as effective and the findings focused on communication, knowledge, relationships, attitudes, experiences, perceptions, actions and values. Nurses felt that they accommodated various cultures and the uses thereof. They expressed the need to know more about culture differences. The need for trust and consideration was seen as important in the relationship. It seems as though differences in color limited trust. Nurses experienced mothers as reserved with regard to culture and that they distance themselves. Several values were communicated during the interviews. The nurses also showed an awareness of specific cultural uses, but felt that mothers should rather focus on the health of the baby than on some of these traditional uses that could be harmful to the child. Guidelines were formulated to execute culture congruent assessment of the mother and child in a culture diverse community.

Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jul-2002
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCulture Congruent Assessment of the Mother and Child in a Culture Diverse Communityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150724-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Culture Congruent Assessment of the Mother and Child in a Culture Diverse Community</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July, 2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Watson, Mada</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Potschefstroom University for Christian Higher Education</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">vpkmjw@puknet.puk.ac.za</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The objective of this research was to explore and describe the community nurse's and the mother's perceptions of culture congruent assessment of the mother and child in a culture diverse community and to formulate guidelines for the execution of culture congruent assessment of the mother and child. A qualitative design was followed to explore and describe the above mentioned objectives. The study was conducted within the context of the Potchefstroom district, a culture diverse community in the North West Province of South Africa. Two populations were used. Population one comprised of the mothers in the community of the above mentioned district and they being able to communicate in Afrikaans, English or Tswana. Population two comprised of community nurses that work in this culture diverse community. A purposive voluntary sampling method was used for both populations. The sample size was determined by means of data saturation. Permission was obtained from the health service manager of the district of Potchefstroom. In order to collect data, semi-structured interviews were conducted with both populations. A pilot study was conducted to test the applicability of the questions. After completion of the interviews with both populations field notes were recorded. The audiotapes were transcribed verbatim and analyzed in accordance with the technique of content analysis. The findings of this research varied amongst the two populations. The mother's responses focused on communication, attitudes and action of the community nurses in taking culture into consideration during the assessment of herself and her child. In general nurses did accommodate the mother with communication techniques. They however found language barriers and sometimes being ignored by these nurses. Not all actions were explained. Attitudes were facilitating culture congruent assessment by proving to be accepting, friendly and caring. Aggression limited the interaction and rude behavior affected the mother. The nurse's actions spoke of effective management of the mother and child showing respect for cultural uses and being patient with the mother and child. Unfortunately disrespectful behavior was recorded as well as rejection of cultural uses. There seemed to be a discrepancy in the handling of patients. Very clear cultural uses could be identified by the mothers. The nurses in general saw themselves as effective and the findings focused on communication, knowledge, relationships, attitudes, experiences, perceptions, actions and values. Nurses felt that they accommodated various cultures and the uses thereof. They expressed the need to know more about culture differences. The need for trust and consideration was seen as important in the relationship. It seems as though differences in color limited trust. Nurses experienced mothers as reserved with regard to culture and that they distance themselves. Several values were communicated during the interviews. The nurses also showed an awareness of specific cultural uses, but felt that mothers should rather focus on the health of the baby than on some of these traditional uses that could be harmful to the child. Guidelines were formulated to execute culture congruent assessment of the mother and child in a culture diverse community.<br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:41:07Z-
dc.date.issued2002-07en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:41:07Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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