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Chapter 11


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Chapter 11

  1. 1. MEDA 112<br />Chapter 11<br />A cultural Perspective for Health Professionals<br />
  2. 2. How to tell if you’re an American<br />Playboy<br />Big Bands<br />John Wayne<br />Tony Hawk<br />Apple Pie & Baseball<br />Run, Forrest, run<br />Hippie<br />Christmas Tree<br />Woodstock<br />Did somebody say McDonalds?<br />Mosh pit<br />Reality TV<br />Hip Hop<br />There she is….Miss America<br />
  3. 3. Vignette: Who is the healer?<br />Page 153<br />In a Southwestern region of the United States, a Native American healer was called at the same time as an ambulance. Before the ambulance crew could begin their work, the healer performed a “purification” or “healing ritual” on the afflicted person.<br />
  4. 4. Cultural Diversity<br />Cultural differences exist within cultures<br />Culture defines who we are, how we think, what is right/wrong and how we are expected to behave<br />
  5. 5. Cultural Congruent Care Levels<br />Level 1: person is unaware they lack knowledge<br />Level 2: person become aware they lack knowledge<br />Level 3: person begins to learn about diversity<br />Level 4: person automatically provides culturally sensitive care<br />
  6. 6. Tips<br />Identifying acceptable behavior within patient’s culture helps to understand patient reactions to illness.<br />Culture also influences whether person will/will not talk about symptoms/emotions with practitioner<br />Culture accounts for what people believe causes illness<br />Culture also influences methods of maintaining, protecting and restoring health (including physical, mental and spiritual aspects)<br />