Describe common traditional beliefs, identify patterns of health risk, explore strategies for health promotion, and identify any gaps in the healthcare information available for the geriatric population
INITIAL POST:
The field of ethnogeriatrics refers to: Health care for older adults from diverse ethnic backgrounds. It is the intersection of the studies of aging, ethnicity, and health. Ethnocentrism is the belief or attitude that one’s own cultural view is the only correct view. The purpose of this discussion is to begin to learn more about a selected ethnic group and apply that understanding to nurture and promote culturally appropriate nursing care.
Visit the Stanford School of MedicineLinks to an external site. website. Select one of the ethnic groups to learn more more about.
For your selected group, describe common traditional beliefs, identify patterns of health risk, explore strategies for health promotion, and identify any gaps in the healthcare information available for the geriatric population. Discuss how you would incorporate this information to provide culturally appropriate nursing care.

Rubric: The posting directly addresses key issues, questions, or problems related to the discussion activity. The posting is thought provoking and genuinely engages the material by offering original or thoughtful insight, analysis, or observation that demonstrates a strong grasp of concepts and ideas pertaining to the discussion topic. Narrative word count is 200 words or more. Two (2) current, scholarly nursing references (articles <10 years old). You can use your textbook as a scholarly reference.