Discussion 7: Transcultural Perspectives in the Care of Adults
Gabriela is a 32-year-old Latino woman with type 2 diabetes and
hypertension who is working full time at a fast-food restaurant. She has a BMI
of 32. Gabriela is studying to be a cosmetologist and lives with her mother,
who helps out with child care and housekeeping. Gabriela’s knees are very sore
and she is in the clinic to have them examined. She is very fearful that she
will lose her job if she cannot stand for long hours.
1. What strategies could you suggest to Gabriela to attain a healthy weight and improve her health?
2. What barriers to a healthy lifestyle do you think Gabriela may have? How would you discuss them with her?
A minimum of 3 evidenced-based references must be used
and 2 replies to any of your peers sustained with the appropriate
references must be posted.
References must be no older than 5 years. A minimum of 500 words
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