Trident Bhs 414 Case Module 1
Case Study Module 1
BHS 414: Cross-Cultural Health Perspectives
Dr. Kate Masely
February 24, 2013
From a cultural perspective, is it unusual that Grandmother Marietta is the primary caregiver?
Discuss the ways in which Lanesha, Grandma Marietta and Hannah Healthcare approach this situation from totally different perspectives.
How does Lanesha's temperament affect the situation?
What responsibilities do health care providers have in this situation?
In this case module I was asked to watch a video lecture and to review learning activity number one. I was then asked to answer and discuss four different question; from a cultural perspective, is it unusual that Grandmother Marietta is the
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Trips are frequent and seem pointless, like a wasted trip of gas. In addition, the majority of African American grandparent caregivers have a very limited income. One study surveying parenting African-American grandparents found 74% had incomes less than $20,000.00 per year, and nearly half of these had annual incomes less than $10,000 per year (Nunn, 2002). With a limited income and the need to provide food could be adding to the stress and grief Marietta is experiencing. The representative from Hanna Healthcare also shares in the emotion of frustration. Her frustration is stemmed from the noncompliance of the healthcare regimen. Her point of view is that since Marietta is the guardian and Lansesha is the adolescent that the adult should be able to remind and control and adhere to the regimen. Hannah Healthcare also seems to show a genuine concern for Lanesha and the entire family, in comparison the family members seem to neglect or detflect the information and treatment regimen. Lanesha’s anger issues are definitely having a negative effect on her taking her medications. Apart from her being 12 years old and wanting to rebel against everything and be her own person, she snaps and yells at her Grandmother when reminded to take her medications. This behavior is adding to the emotions that Marietta already has about not being able to control or influence Lanesha in a positive manner. Therefore, Marietta throws her hands in the air