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Katherine Brooke Longo, MSN, RN Church at Rock Creek Fall 2011
<ul><li>reduce numerous characteristics of an individual or group of people to a general form.  </li></ul><ul><li>A genera...
<ul><li>A stereotype is an oversimplified conception, opinion, or belief about some aspect of an individual or group. </li...
<ul><li>Covers 224, 962 sq. miles </li></ul><ul><li>Population 40,512,682 </li></ul><ul><li>Very diverse population  </li>...
<ul><li>English is official language of government & business. Kiswahili is the national language. </li></ul><ul><li>69 in...
<ul><li>Male dominance across all tribes </li></ul><ul><li>Polygamy remains common </li></ul><ul><li>Mother is responsible...
<ul><li>About 75% of the work force is engaged in agriculture, mainly as subsistence farmers. </li></ul><ul><li>40% unempl...
<ul><li>Epidemic disease outbreaks are often associated with geographical location, lifestyle choices, and preferences for...
<ul><li>Unprotected sexual intercourse </li></ul><ul><li>Polygamy </li></ul><ul><li>Binge-drinking </li></ul><ul><li>Drivi...
<ul><li>Food consumption varies among  </li></ul><ul><li>tribes. </li></ul><ul><li>MOST traditional diets are well- </li><...
<ul><li>33.54 births/1,000 population </li></ul><ul><li>52.29  infant deaths/1,000 live births </li></ul><ul><li>4.19 chil...
<ul><li>Drums or metal rings  are often played as a sign of mourning </li></ul><ul><li>Deceased are buried on family land ...
<ul><li>Practiced religions are often a mixture of several different religious doctrines </li></ul><ul><li>Religions in Ke...
<ul><li>Many Kenyans still rely on herbal remedies and healing rituals and the services of “witch doctors” </li></ul><ul><...
 
<ul><li>Aieko, Monica. (1999).  Kenya: Water to Unburden Women  </li></ul><ul><li>Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) [Keny...
<ul><li>Oded, Arye (2000).  Islam and Politics in Kenya . </li></ul><ul><li>Ogot, B. A. & Oghieng', W. R. eds. (1995). Dec...
<ul><li>Anonymous. (7 February 1998 ). Serial Killer at Large.  The Economist . </li></ul><ul><li>Simmons, Ann M.(13 March...
 
 
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Kenya culture ppt

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Kenya culture ppt

  1. 1. Katherine Brooke Longo, MSN, RN Church at Rock Creek Fall 2011
  2. 2. <ul><li>reduce numerous characteristics of an individual or group of people to a general form. </li></ul><ul><li>A generalization is a starting point. </li></ul><ul><li>Unfortunately, generalizations can lead to stereotyping. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>A stereotype is an oversimplified conception, opinion, or belief about some aspect of an individual or group. </li></ul><ul><li>In contrast to a generalization, a stereotype is an endpoint. </li></ul><ul><li>This difference lies not in the content, but in the usage of the information. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Covers 224, 962 sq. miles </li></ul><ul><li>Population 40,512,682 </li></ul><ul><li>Very diverse population </li></ul><ul><li>42 ethnic groups (tribes) </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>English is official language of government & business. Kiswahili is the national language. </li></ul><ul><li>69 individual languages spoken with 3 unifying categories of languages. </li></ul><ul><li>Eye contact is generally unacceptable except between people of same gender. </li></ul><ul><li>Touch is generally acceptable between people of same gender. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Male dominance across all tribes </li></ul><ul><li>Polygamy remains common </li></ul><ul><li>Mother is responsible for all </li></ul><ul><li>household chores and discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-generational living is common </li></ul><ul><li>Same-sex relationships are </li></ul><ul><li>uncommon & socially unacceptable </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>About 75% of the work force is engaged in agriculture, mainly as subsistence farmers. </li></ul><ul><li>40% unemployment rate (CIA, 2011) </li></ul><ul><li>50% Kenyans live below </li></ul><ul><li>the poverty line </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Epidemic disease outbreaks are often associated with geographical location, lifestyle choices, and preferences for particular foods. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cholera </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Typhoid Fever </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Malaria </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Acute respiratory infections </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Parasitic GI infections </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Diarrheal Diseases </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>HIV/AIDS (1.5 million Kenyans living with HIV) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Unprotected sexual intercourse </li></ul><ul><li>Polygamy </li></ul><ul><li>Binge-drinking </li></ul><ul><li>Driving a bicycle or vehicle </li></ul><ul><li>Needle-sharing in injection drug users </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Food consumption varies among </li></ul><ul><li>tribes. </li></ul><ul><li>MOST traditional diets are well- </li></ul><ul><li>balanced. </li></ul><ul><li>Until recent years, all food </li></ul><ul><li>was eaten using only the hands. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>33.54 births/1,000 population </li></ul><ul><li>52.29 infant deaths/1,000 live births </li></ul><ul><li>4.19 children born/woman </li></ul><ul><li>Infrequent prenatal checkups </li></ul><ul><li>Only 4% of births are delivered via C- </li></ul><ul><li>section. </li></ul><ul><li>Life expectancy at birth= 59.48 years </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Drums or metal rings are often played as a sign of mourning </li></ul><ul><li>Deceased are buried on family land </li></ul><ul><li>Many Kenyans believe in </li></ul><ul><li>reincarnation & children are reincarnations of family ancestors. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Practiced religions are often a mixture of several different religious doctrines </li></ul><ul><li>Religions in Kenya </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Protestant ~ 45% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Catholic ~ 33% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Muslim ~ 10% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indigenous beliefs ~ 10% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other ~ 2% </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Many Kenyans still rely on herbal remedies and healing rituals and the services of “witch doctors” </li></ul><ul><li>Access to “Western” medicine is rare </li></ul><ul><li>Trained providers are scarce </li></ul><ul><ul><li>16 physicians per 100,000 Kenyans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>128 nurses per 100,000 Kenyans </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>Aieko, Monica. (1999).  Kenya: Water to Unburden Women </li></ul><ul><li>Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) [Kenya], Ministry of Health (MOH) [Kenya], and ORC Macro. 2004. Kenya Demographic and Health Survey 2003. </li></ul><ul><li>Calverton, Maryland: CBS, MOH, and ORC Macro. </li></ul><ul><li>Clough, Marshall (1999).  Mau Mau Memoirs: History, Memory, and Politics,  1998. </li></ul><ul><li>Kyle, Keith.  Politics of the Independent Kenya . </li></ul><ul><li>Giger, J.E. & Davidhizar, R.E. (2008). Transcultural Nursing: Assessment and Intervention (5 th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier. </li></ul><ul><li>Leininger, M. (1978). Transcultural nursing: Concepts, theories, and practices . New York: John Wiley. </li></ul><ul><li>Maxon, Robert M. & Ofacansky, Thomas P. (2000).  Historical Dictionary of Kenya . </li></ul><ul><li>McGeary, Johanna, et al. (17 August 1999). &quot;Terror in Africa.&quot;  Time South Pacific . </li></ul><ul><li>Morton, Andrew (15 May 1999 ). Moi, Lord of the Empty Dance.  The Economist . </li></ul><ul><li>Morton, Andrew (1998).  Moi: The Making of an African Statesman . </li></ul><ul><li>Morton, Andrew (18 January 1997). No Pastures New.  The Economist,  . </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Oded, Arye (2000).  Islam and Politics in Kenya . </li></ul><ul><li>Ogot, B. A. & Oghieng', W. R. eds. (1995). Decolonization and Independence in Kenya 1940-93 . </li></ul><ul><li>ORC Macro, 2007. MEASURE DHS STATcompiler. Retrieved from http://www.measuredhs.com, December 01, 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Oucho, John O. (1996).  Urban Migrants and Rural Development in Kenya </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>Patel, Preeti. (1 April 1998 ).The Kenyan Election.“C ontemporary Review. </li></ul><ul><li>Robinson, Simon.(28 February 2000). Free as the Wind Blows.&quot;  Time. </li></ul><ul><li>Anonymous. (10 May 1999 ). A Rough Kind of Justice.&quot;  Time South Pacific,. </li></ul><ul><li>Russell, Rosalind. (30 November, 1999).Kenya Calls AIDS National Disaster, Bars Condom News Alerts.&quot;  Reuters NewMedia . </li></ul><ul><li>Sayer, Geoff. (1998)  Kenya: Promised Land? </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>Anonymous. (7 February 1998 ). Serial Killer at Large.  The Economist . </li></ul><ul><li>Simmons, Ann M.(13 March 1998).’Inherited' Kenya Widows Fear Spread of AIDS. Los Angeles Times . </li></ul><ul><li>Srujana, K. (1996). Status of Women in Kenya: A Sociological Study . </li></ul><ul><li>Turner, Raymond M., et al. (1998). Kenya's Changing Landscape . </li></ul><ul><li>Vine, Jeremy. (2 January 1999). View from Nairobi. New Statesman . </li></ul><ul><li>Watson, Mary Ann, ed. (2000). Modern Kenya: Social Issues and Perspectives . </li></ul><ul><li>Anonymous. (1998). Women and Land Rights in Kenya . </li></ul>

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