Maria and her husband Nicholas are both of Greek descent. There son was born at 34 weeks and admitted to the NICU. One day while visiting you have just completed obtaining a heal sample for the Newborn Screening. They ask you what test are being performed and you list them, one of them is for Sickle Cell Disease. They state, “Oh, that’s a waste of time, our baby couldn’t have that.”
1. How would be your reply?
2. What do you see is the relationship between biological variations, culture, health care practices and cultural competency in nursing?