Submit an evidence-based practice paper about cultural competency in mental health nursing. An evidence-based practice paper allows you to explore best practice and help improve client outcomes on
a psychiatric unit. Your paper should describe how you, as a nurse, will include or have included cultural awareness in a client diagnosed with a mental illness. The person you describe could
be someone in your clinical setting, someone you have worked with in the past, or a theoretical client.
Discuss what you would assess in regard to a clients culture. For example, are there specific dietary requirements? Are schedule changes necessary to avoid conflicts with religious practices? Who
is the spokesperson for the family? What would you assess?
Diagnosis: List any mental health nursing diagnoses this person has or may be at risk for. Include at least one cultural diagnosis.
Planning: What planning needs to be done to ensure the cultural and emotional safety of the client?
Implementation: What are interventions that would ensure the safety of your client in regard to culture? Include at least two interventions. For example, if your client has religious beliefs that
affect the ability to take medications, what interventions would you create to ensure the clients safety? What can you do to make sure the clients cultural needs are met?
Evaluation: How will you evaluate whether your implementation was effective? Make sure the parameters are objective and measurable.
In your summary, discuss whether any completed interventions were successful. What could be done differently in the future? If the interventions have not yet been carried out, you might discuss
some institutional changes that could be made to ensure cultural safety for all clients in that setting.