What is the biggest barrier you face in providing care to Bana at this point? After reading this week’s patient scenario, the biggest barrier that I noticed in providing care to Bana includes a language barrier and a language deficit. During the interview process, when the interviewer asked Bana about the assault, she appeared not to understand and looks at her case manager for help.
What is the priority action for you to take at this time? The priority action that I would take would to get an interpreter that speaks Bana’s language, Arabic. Due to Bana’s limited English, she is relying on the case manager to explain the details of her situation, even though the case manager does not speak Arabic and thus cannot interpret for her. It is Bana’s right to have a certified interpreter that speaks her language in order to interpret information so that we may gather accurate subjective information and Bana’s in involved in her health care.
What action is most important for you to take to ensure the health and safety of the fetus?The action that is most important for the provider is to ensure the health and safety of the fetus would include: the mother’s safety, food, water, shelter, transportation, and access to medical care. The mother and the fetus need a safe, warm shelter to live, and have access to food, water, and transportation to receive medical care to ensure the safety of the mother and the fetus.
Given Bana’s financial situation, you are concerned about her and her family having adequate nutrition. Which intervention would best address this concern?Given Bana’s financial situation, it is a concern that she and her family may not receive adequate nutrition. I would reach out to social services, get the case manager involved, and reach out government and local organizations such as the Shalom Center, Giving Tree, and other food pantries that may assist Bana and her family to ensure that receive adequate nutrition. Additionally, hopefully, the organizations that I mentioned could help with establishing a shelter, transportation, and medical costs.
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