HSMH404 Comparison of Different Cultures

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Running head: MENTAL HEALTHMental HealthName of the studentUniversity nameAuthor’s note
1MENTAL HEALTHTable of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................31. Difference in cultural identities...................................................................................................32. Comparison of different cultures with own culture.....................................................................43. Impact of supporting people with different cultural identities....................................................54. Discussion and comparison of viewpoints regrading disability and ageing of people with othercultural identities.............................................................................................................................7Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................8Bibliography..................................................................................................................................10
2MENTAL HEALTH
3MENTAL HEALTHIntroduction The current assignment focuses upon the importance of cultural harmony andunderstanding in the context of a workplace. Within a workplace people from differentcommunities and diverse geographical backgrounds need to interact and communicate. Thus,workplace diversity often results in a clash of interests between distinct groups of people.Thepresent chapter focuses upon the difference in cultural identities at the place of work whichfurther impacts the process of support giving to the people of diverse cultural values andknowledge. The chapter also focuses upon the cultural paradoxes possessed by people regardingdisability and ageing. 1. Difference in cultural identitiesA number of cultural differences are faced within a workplace attributed different set ofbeliefs and values possessed by the workforce within a workplace. In the present context, Iworked as a mental health support worker in the Nightingale hospital, New Zealand. During myapprenticeship I had to cater to the needs of the people from different cultural backgrounds. Inmy first experience I had to look after an 86 year old aboriginal lady who was suffering fromadvanced stage of dementia. The condition of the woman guaranteed that she had to be put uponround the clock intervention and support. However, there were a number of issues in providingoptimum support and care services to the lady. First of all, the lady had limited or littleknowledge of English. Therefore, belonging to an Indian background meant that I could onlycommunicate to her in English. However, a number of impositions were implied over here due tolanguage restrictions. Thus, the gap in communication affected the data collection procedure.Additionally, the false beliefs and myths possessed by the indigenous group of people would

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