Research Paper: Using the Giger and Davidhizar’s Transcultural Assessment Model and How Cultural Sensitivity Can Influence Nursing Care

The profession of a nurse has always been one of the most emotionally rewording and at the same time emotionally hard professions. If one is to become a nurse he/she should be a person of a strong character, tender soul, and stable emotional constitution. When working with people one cannot develop a universal approach of dealing with them especially when it comes to working with people who are sick, or are struggling with overcoming the effects of the survived illness.

Thus, nurses have to find a unique approach to every particular patient in order to make his/her experience of receiving medical treatment as smooth as possible. Today in the global world nurses must also take into consideration the cultural background differences of the patients. In my paper I would like to cover the question of cultural sensitivity in relation to nurse treatment. To assess this question I would like to use Giger and Davidhizar’s transcultural assessment model, because it acknowledges the uniqueness of every culture. Continue reading

Anorexia Nervosa Essay

As said American essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson „The first wealth is health“ (Hollister 2004). Indeed, he is right. Heath is that things that money can’t buy. Proper nutrition is the pledge of health, strength, and beauty of the man. However, in the United States one can observe another situation where many people suffer from anorexia nervosa. Continue reading

Research Paper: Ayurveda as a Complement to Conventional Western Medicine

In this paper I am going to reveal my research findings regarding the implementation of Ayurveda as a complementary mean to treating different diseases to the Western medicine. The purpose of my research is to prove that ancient medical Indian tradition, and Ayurveda as the science of life in particular, is said to have the positive impact on the person’s health, even though it is concentrated on the energetic body structure. Continue reading

“Umami the Fifth Sense of Taste” Essay

The first reference to umami can be found in the Old Testament in the book of Genesis, chapter 27. It is when the patriarch asked for “savory meat” that he liked very much and he asked his son Esau to kill for it, but Esau’s brother Jacob and his mother and Isaac’s wife Rebekah decided to trick Isaac, who was dim on both eyes, and prepare him another meat killed by Jacob. And it was Jacob who received blessing that Esau was supposed to receive. Continue reading