“I didn’t want that”: Assessing cultural needs during end-of-life care
Although cultural needs is a common component in many nursing assessment tools, it is not unusual to find this section left blank, especially in end-of-life care plans. This article explores the challenges associated with cultural needs assessment, and outlines strategies for ensuring the individual needs of patients and their families related to cultural care are identified and addressed.
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Keri Opai, the creator of the award-winning te reo glossary for mental health, encourages health professionals to embrace te reo – and a first step is for all clinicians to pronounce Māori words properly.