Chapter 2 – Inclusive Approaches to Health Assessment

Practical Considerations and Application of Inclusive Health Assessment

In the next section, we focus on examples of clients from three populations (Indigenous, Black, and LGBTQI2SA+) to demonstrate key actions and considerations for inclusive assessments. 

We chose these groups based on their historical and current experiences with intersecting oppressions and inequities that have impacted on their care in the healthcare system.

We recognize that humanistic nursing care goes beyond race, gender, and sexuality. Therefore, as you learn about these three cases, consider what inclusive assessment and anti-oppressive care might look like for other clients who might experience oppression: immigrant clients, elderly clients, or those with a disability, or other differences (related to religion and other forms of culture) that might lead to oppression.

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