Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Privacy in the Health Care for Adolescents of Japanese Descent: The Interface between Clinical Bioethics and Tran Cultural Nursing
Danielle Yuri Takauti Saito, Elma Lourdes Campos Pavone Zoboli, Mariana Cabral Schveitzer

Objectives: to describe the expectations of mothers who are Japanese or of Japanese descent regarding adolescents’ requests for the prescription of contraception without the knowledge of parents and guardians, and to recognize these mothers’ perceptions regarding individual privacy in the family ambit. It is an exploratory, quanti-qualitative, descriptive study. Results: 47 mothers who were Japanese or of Japanese descent who had daughters aged between 10 – 19 years old were interviewed; 48.9% chose the option “not to prescribe” and 51.1% chose the options including prescription. Discussion: Tran cultural Nursing stipulates the provision of culturally coherent and responsible care which should be reasonably adapted to the needs of the values, beliefs and realities of the patient’s way of life. In attending adolescents of Japanese descent, the recognition of this culture’s values is fundamental for maintaining the patient-healthcare professional bond and the healthcare.

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