Values Clarification to Develop Cultural Awareness Recognition of personal values includes…

Values Clarification to Develop Cultural

Awareness

Recognition of personal values includes assessing,
exploring, and determining the ideals, principles, and behaviors that give
meaning to our lives. Effective value clarification allows the nurse to be
aware of personal values before being confronted with different values in the
clinical setting. The purpose is not to change personal values but to become
aware of personal beliefs and values. The following are three strategies for
this exploration. Select a number of positional statements and identify if you
strongly agree, agree, do not
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Values Clarification to Develop Cultural

Awareness

Recognition of personal values includes assessing,
exploring, and determining the ideals, principles, and behaviors that give
meaning to our lives. Effective value clarification allows the nurse to be
aware of personal values before being confronted with different values in the
clinical setting. The purpose is not to change personal values but to become
aware of personal beliefs and values. The following are three strategies for
this exploration. Select a number of positional statements and identify if you
strongly agree, agree, do not care, disagree, or strongly disagree. (There are
no right or wrong answers.)

Women should have the right to abortion on demand.

Mentally retarded people should be sterilized.

Women should not use anesthesia during labor.

Teenagers should not be taught about birth control measures
in public schools.

Menopausal women should not take hormonal replacement
therapy because it is against nature.

Complete the following sentences:

If I were pregnant and unmarried, I would . . .

Sexually active teenagers should . . .

If I were a parent of a teenager, I would . . .

If I were having a baby, I would want . . .

Rank these priorities. With limited resources, which clients
should be given care?

Preterm infants weighing less than 2 pounds at birth.

Infants born with the human immunodeficiency virus.

Antepartal clients with complications of pregnancy. Family
planning agencies.

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