I see Jehovah’s Witnesses as stereotyped unlikeness reversals, with predictions that always fail; people that have translated the Bible in the wrong way, former members face bitter treatment, forceful and dictatorial leadership. They refuse important medical services like blood transfusions, even in situations that threaten the life of the victim. There are many cases of sexual abuse to some members of this group, though the Jehovah’s Witnesses have always denied some of these claims.
Children cannot involve themselves in extracurricular activities like school parties and trips because Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that such activities will contribute to sexual contacts. Even Secondary education has been ignored by this people because they say it will result to a desire of evil things and contribute to abandonment of the religious sphere. These children are not allowed to participate in school politics since such activities engages them in politics that they believe belongs to the world of Satan (Asai & Fujise, 2003).
Members of the family cannot have any contact that is spiritual with their children, when these children are being cast off from the community. The relationship between the children and the family has limitations in order to gratify these children’s biological needs. The children are considered outcasts. It is clear that the current world is very hostile and competitive, which will have effects on these children of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Restriction from participating in different activities, eating certain foods, not allowed to work, is a contribution to poverty.
Cultural concepts are approaches that are aimed at improving the quality of healthcare that have been supported widely in the recent years. The concepts have brought about the understanding of norms, life, social institutions; values and a physical world construction that is shared. They have described the habits which emulate correct attitude and knowledge application. It has helped healthcare professional to involve in aiding, facilitative, supportive or to engage in acts that are appropriate to groups, individuals and even cultural values of a given institution, life ways and beliefs which help in providing quality healthcare. They show behaviors and attitude that help them to adequately deal with groups or individuals with distinct backgrounds. These concepts provide a ground for skills in competent cultural care. They have advocated for effective, safe, timely, efficient, equitable and safe. Patient centered care ensures that every care provider knows that a patient and considers the level of knowledge, preferences and cultural differences in every patient (Back, et al. 2008)
The Purnell Model discusses twelve cultural domains. The overview domain includes the educational status of an individual and how the status contributes to the understanding of things. The communication domain addresses the issue of use of language and the way certain kind of language usage is important in different societies. Family roles and organization domain touches on child rearing practices and the way these practices determine their future. We also have the workforce domain comprises of practices of healthcare from the country of origin and these practices influence the way people behave when they go to other countries where these practices are different. (Grey, 2014)
The bicultural ecology talks about skin coloration and how different types of bodies react to drugs. High-risk behavior includes the use of tobacco and the effects .Nutrition domain addresses the choice of food and the importance of such foods for a person’s health. There is pregnancy and child bearing that comprises of fertility practices. The death rituals domain includes the burial practices and individual source of strength is discussed in the spirituality domain. Healthcare practices touches on the responsibility of an individual in health matters whereas traditional perceptions is discussed in healthcare practitioner domain
Asai, T., K, S., & Fujise, K. (2003). A Method of Blood Conservation in Jehovah's Witnesses. London: Academic Press.
Back, A. L., Marr, L. A., Wallace, J. A., Yang, H. B., & Arnold, R. M. (2008). Communication about Cancer near the End of Life. Cancer. Berkeley: University of California Press
Grey., K.-M. (2014). Culturally Competent Care: Are we there yet?. Nursing vol 3 pp 34-39.