1. What is an advantage of using complementary medicine for treatment of an illness?
1. Complementary medicine can be used with allopathic medicine.
2. Complementary medicine replaces allopathic medicine as a primary form of treatment.
3. Complementary medicine lessens a patient’s discomfort with allopathic treatments.
4. Complementary medicine is never used with allopathic medicine.
2. A patient tells the nurse that she is a member of a religion where birth control is either permitted or up to the choice of the couple. Which religions have this belief
regarding the use
of birth control?
1. Buddhist Church of America
4. All of the above.
10. A patient is planning to participate in a physical healing session. What activities will occur during this session?
1. Laying on hands
2. Submersion in water
3. Having blood drawn
4. Releasing muscle tension through massage
HCA 340 Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness
1. What would a patient of Irish Catholic heritage use to treat menstrual cramps?
1. Hot milk sprinkled with ginger
2. Shot of whiskey
3. Glass of warm wine
4. All of the above.
2. Which health restoration practice would a person from the Swedish-American Protestant heritage use to treat a black eye?
1. Applying ice to the affected area.
2. Placing heat on the affected area.
3. Making a poultice to draw down the swelling.
4. Applying leeches to decrease the bruising.
3. A patient is a migrant farm worker. Which barrier would exist for this patient to access health care if needed? a. Language b. Homelessness c. Racism d. Access
4. Which is the philosophy of cultural care?
1. Holistic care is predicated on cultural health traditions and needs.
2. Sufficient money, technology, and science are used to cure.
3. Premature death must be avoided.
4. Disease and injury are avoided through health promotion and maintenance.
5. Even though the Indian Health Service (IHS) provides care to a wide area of the population, what is an issue with this health service?
1. Services are predominantly given in the western part of the United States.
2. Health services can only be done through IHS facilities.
3. Any American Indian or Alaska Native can demand care from the IHS.
4. There is a redundancy of services in all its facilities.