African American

African American

Identify at least one sociocultural factor from Tina Jones. See below her health history. Identify one health promotion need and discuss at least one strategy for cultural competency that you could apply during a health promotion teaching activity.

About Tina Jones – is African American whom was hospitalized due to changing a light bulb, used a stepstool to reach it foot slid off the bottom step and it got all scraped up. Patient has allergy to cats, allergy to medication penicillin and uses proventil inhaler and has asthma and diabetes which she was diagnosed with at 24. Patient drinks socially with friends no more than 1 or 2 nights a week. Her Mom has high cholesterol and blood pressure. Her Grandpa Jones had colon cancer, and that caused all kinds of problems for him. Plus, he had high blood pressure, and…I’m pretty sure he had diabetes. And high cholesterol like everyone else in my family. Her Granny is her only grandparent who’s still alive. . . she’s my dad’s mom. She’s 82. She has high blood pressure and cholesterol, but otherwise she’s doing pretty well.

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