Culturally Sensitive Health Promotion Plan for Tuberculosis Prevention and Treatment in Mexican Migrant Farm Worker Populations (Report) - Online Journal of Rural Nursing & Health Care

Title: Culturally Sensitive Health Promotion Plan for Tuberculosis Prevention and Treatment in Mexican Migrant Farm Worker Populations (Report)

Author: Online Journal of Rural Nursing & Health Care

Date: 2009-09-22

Culturally Sensitive Health Promotion Plan for Tuberculosis Prevention and Treatment in Mexican Migrant Farm Worker Populations (Report) - Online Journal of Rural Nursing & Health Care

INTRODUCTION Two of the many challenges facing rural healthcare providers include the plight of migrant farm workers and the virulent resurgence of tuberculosis. These two challenges have combined to stress an already fragile network of health care systems as providers attempt to meet the problems of identification, treatment, tracking, and prevention in a constantly migrating patient population. Cultural sensitivity in health planning, communication and intervention is instrumental in making a meaningful connection with migrant farm worker patients. The following case study will illustrate some of the inherent problems that a health care provider may face when caring for a migrant patient with TB.