Mr. Rodriguez is a 39-yr-old man who come in to clinic today complaining “blurry vision”. He is monolingual Spanish speaking and has lived in Richmond, Ca. for about 8 years. He works as an undocumented laborer and has no health insurance and cannot buy any insurance using the Affordable Care Act. He is married with 4 school age children. His vital signs are: 98.6 149/96 88 14 Ht 5′ 8″ Wt 190 lbs. He drinks a couple six packs of beer on the weekends. He does not smoke. When you check his random blood sugar (RBS) the result is 202.
Write a response based on the readings and your experience taking the cultural self-assessment to the following discussion questions in the discussion forum:
- Compare the information in your readings and your experience in taking the self-assessment. What does the assessment tell you that will help you care for Mr. Rodriguez?
- What is missing in the self-assessment? What else do you need to consider in order to provide cultural informed care for Mr. Rodriguez?
- Based on your reading for this module write 3 tips you will use to work with a medical interpreter when providing care for Mr. Rodriguez