The Heritage Assessment

The Heritage Assessment






Family: most of the families live together in one solitary habitat. Intermarriages are seen according to the respondent where the blacks can marry the whites and vice versa.

Education: most of the people as I attend the public schools.

Languages: people are comfortable speaking English at all times.

Ethnicity: social activities are performed as sports are also encouraged and many people attend the competitions.

Religion: almost half of the respondent said that they are Christians with one being a Muslim (Banks & Banks, 2009).


Family: just like the United States, the relatives in this region live together and often use the family name in many occasions like in businesses for identity.

Education: most of them attended public schools.

Language: The entire respondent is comfortable speaking English as their mother tongue.

Religion: most of the people are Christians with the families being in the same faith.

Ethnicity: they engage in various social activities like playing together in a common place.

It is perhaps imperative for the nurses to identify and learn the cultures of different families for the purposes understanding their similarities and differences that are very much essential in the evaluation of health effects and also to enable the establishment of a health plan in the different nations. For example, the health risk may be different in South Africa as in the United States of America.

Health tradition based on the outcomes

The health tradition involves the daily practices that are influenced by the backgrounds that people are rooted from in the society. The diverse cultural practices noticed in various families affect the health outcome significantly by the thoughts of people and perhaps what they were born or brought up believing in in their early life (Chobanian, Bakris, Black, Cushma, Green, Izzo & Roccella, 2003).

Importance of heritage assessment tool

The tools are essential in identifying the various practices that be affecting the health outcomes experienced by the three families that are the United States, California and South Africa. Based on the finding it is very vivid that the parents tend to hold their children together by staying in perhaps one root. This is perhaps very essential in protecting the emotional influence of the child and therefore ensuring good mental as well as their physical health. Additionally, the closeness is very much necessary for the sake of sharing vital information as far as health issues are concerned and hence families can learn from the others especially the younger can find out how to handle some health risks when they appear through the adults. The case is very much important and makes it easy for the nurses since the health education has already been passed effectively from the parents to the children and the even the extended families. Moreover, the religion and ethnicity also give room for learning the health tips as sporting activities also relieves the person from stressful moments while alone in the house (Chobanian, Bakris, Black, Cushma, Green, Izzo & Roccella, 2003).

The ethnic practices of the families definable affect the health of the cultures. Most of the households in the cultures marry people who have perhaps the same faith and some traditions. Based on these, it is apparent that the family will have the same hereditary solutions to some health problems that would have been difficult if the families were from different cultures and faith. For example, some of the religion believe that sick people are not supposed to go to the hospitals and should just be prayed for, and they will be well. A different belief from this in the family will create some chaos among them in the long run. Additionally, the education that most of the families attend also affects their health due to the mindset that is passed at school.

Health plan

For effective health protection, the people are to be trained to shun racial discrimination that might hinder the nurses from establishing a health assessment programs in the different cultures. The health restoration should be done by understanding the cultures of the families and others in the society (Mistry, Minkovitz, Riley, Johnson, Graso, Dubay, & Guyer, 2012). The health maintenance on the hand should be done through a close relationship that is built on the purposes of learning the strengths and weakness of the people within a given cultures.


The culture effect in the health of an individual can be very significant due to the fact it has the power to influence the behavior, Interactions of various levels, cooperation to different people and socialization effects. The knowledge and skills of the nurses based on the cultures allow them to act without race or any other sought of discrimination that would hinder the deliverance of effective health services to the society. Therefore, the knowledge of cultures is very much vital for all nurses to take into consideration and perhaps should be a course project during the training session of all nurses.


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