CaseStudy: Navajo Indian Case Study
NavajoIndian Case Study
1.What are some of the physical barriers that can be identified in thecase scenario, impeding the ability of Mr. Begay to access care?
Lackof health insurance and funds to cater for his medical bills. He alsolives away from medical centers. Therefore, access to health care isvery difficult.2. What will be the benefits of having thepatient been seen by a medicine man?
Ifthe patient sees the medicine man, he will be charged less fees, andhe will not be questioned about his poor living conditions.3.What will be potential negative outcomes from seeing a medicine man?
Byseeing the medicine man, the man may not be cured of his illness.This is because the medicine man will not explore his livingconditions. Thus, he (medicine man) will not be in a position to helphim to take care of his health. In addition, the medicine man may nothave the necessary facilities to diagnose and recommend treatment forthe illness, so the chances of dying are so high.
4.What are some health risks identified for the patient regarding hisliving conditions?
Thisman is likely to contract asthma and lung problems due to the cold heis exposed to especially during the cold season. 5. Whatis the role of the elderly in the Navarro Communities?
Theelderly are valued and respected as they give advice andrecommendations to the young generation especially on matters relatedto their culture and beliefs. 6. What is an example of aceremony held for children in the Navajo community?
Theceremony is the ‘Laughing Party,` which is a paramount event as itmarks the passing of a child from the spirit world to the physicalworld, implying that they become fully human and present other humanbeings (Shi& Singh, 2011).
7.What are three diseases Navajo Indians are susceptible to have orget?
NavajoIndians are susceptible to pneumonia because of the cold housesespecially in freezing weather since the houses lack electricity.They are also predisposed to typhoid and cholera because ofinsufficient water which means if they use dirty water the chances ofcontracting the two diseases are very high (Lewenson,& Londrigan, 2016).
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