Consider culture, customs, and beliefs
- Avoid stereotyping based on perceived religious or cultural background.
- Respectfully ask patients about their health beliefs and customs. Note their responses in their medical records. For example:
- “Is there anything I should know and document in your chart about your culture, beliefs, or religion that will help us take better care of you?”
- “Are their certain holidays you observe that may affect your health or ability to take medication (eg days you may fast)?”