A patient born in a European country speaks excellent American English. The nurse realizes that this patient has achieved which type of assimilation?

Question 1

The health care team is having difficulty communicating with a patient from a non-English-speaking culture. An interpreter has not yet been located. Which behaviors might the patient demonstrate because of this communication issue?

Select all that apply.

  1. Withdrawing
  2. Hostility
  3. Belligerence
  4. Uncooperativeness
  5. Apathy

Question 2 A group of nurses talking are overheard using jargon that is consistent with the nursing profession. Which behavior are the nurses demonstrating?

  1. Socialization
  2. Ethnicity
  3. Acculturation
  4. Heritage consistency

Question 3 The nurse determines that a patient is in the process of acculturation. What did the nurse assess in this patient?

  1. Americanization of the patient’s name
  2. Engaging in activities with members of the family’s preferred social group
  3. Speaking the family’s native language
  4. Living away from the family of origin

Question 4 Why does the nurse stop and think before implementing touch when providing care to a patient from a different culture?

  1. Influences the patient’s personal space
  2. Influences environmental control
  3. Impacts time orientation
  4. Alters social organization

Question 5 A patient from a non-English-speaking culture explains how he has to behave differently at work than he does at home. What does the nurse realize this patient is describing?

Select all that apply.

  1. Withdrawing
  2. Hostility
  3. Belligerence
  4. Uncooperativeness
  5. Apathy

Question 6 Prior to caring for a Native American patient, the nurse reviews the diseases that are more prevalent in this culture. What is the nurse taking into consideration when caring for this patient?

  1. Biological variation
  2. Environmental control
  3. Social organization pattern
  4. Component of heritage consistency

Question 7 While conducting a health history, a patient demonstrates characteristics of ethnocentrism. What behaviors did the nurse observe in the patient?

Select all that apply.

  1. Superiority with ethnic group
  2. Concern with race
  3. Fear of strangers
  4. Morbid fear of strangers
  5. Ethnic pride

Question 8 While collecting demographics, the nurse learns that an American patient is married to an immigrant from another country. What does this patient’s marriage exemplify?

  1. Assimilation
  2. Socialization
  3. Acculturation
  4. Ethnicity

Question 9 A patient living in the United States for 10 years is distressed about not “fitting in” with American society. What aspects of acculturation will the nurse discuss with this patient?

Select all that apply.

  1. Socialization
  2. Acculturation
  3. Assimilation
  4. Ethnicity
  5. Heritage consistency

Question 10 A patient born in a European country speaks excellent American English. The nurse realizes that this patient has achieved which type of assimilation?

  1. Cultural
  2. Marital
  3. Primary structural
  4. Secondary structural

Question 11 A patient tells the nurse that it is important for him or her to be discharged soon because it is expected that the family’s needs be met. Which aspect of heritage consistency is this patient demonstrating?

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