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Asian cultures health practices for a fever include efforts to recover a balance between “yin” and “yang” cold and hot forces, utilizes acupuncture, acupressure or moxibustion (burning a cone or stick made of ground leaves on or near the body’s acupuncture points). Herbal medicine and folk healers are also utilized as well as meals to restore balance. This culture believes that diagnostic tests may cause upset to the body, and hospitalization is feared, (Cultural considerations: Asian culture 2017).
In the Asian culture the belief is that a lack of CHI/ Energy causes illnesses. Hot illnesses include fevers, and the treatment is eating cold foods such as vegetables, fruits, dairy products, and chicken. While interviewing this patient keeping in mind their beliefs on medical interventions, I would educate the patient on the risks of fevers and potential problems that may present if left untreated, (Cultural considerations: Asian culture 2017).
In the state of Georgia, the Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS) is a private nonprofit organization located in Atlanta Georgia. Their mission is to “Promote self-sufficiency and equity to immigrants, refugees, and the underprivileged through comprehensive health and social services, capacity building and advocacy”. CPACS is established as the first and largest Asian and Pacific Islander Health and Human Service Agency in the Southeast Region. CPACS has been providing services in Georgia since 1980, and includes housing, social services, legal immigration services health coverage and advocacy services(People Need People 2021).
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You are admitting a 19-year old female college student to the hospital for fevers. Using the patient information provided, choose a culture unfamiliar to you and describe what would be important to remember while you interview this patient. Discuss the health care support systems available in your community for someone of this culture. If no support systems are available in your community, identify a national resource.