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Culture . Values, beliefs, attitudes, languages, symbols, rituals, behaviors and customs unique to a group of people and are passed from one generation to another. Basic Characteristics. Learned Shared Social Dynamic. Classification Based on:. Ethnicity - national origin/culture

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Culture
Culture

Values, beliefs, attitudes,

languages, symbols, rituals,

behaviors and customs unique to

a group of people and are passed

from one generation to another.


Basic characteristics
Basic Characteristics

  • Learned

  • Shared

  • Social

  • Dynamic


Classification based on
Classification Based on:

  • Ethnicity - national origin/culture

  • Race – physical or biological


Cultural diversity

Cultural Diversity

Differences in people based on culture, ethnicity or race


Holistic care
Holistic Care

  • Well being of whole person:

  • Mental

  • Social

  • Physical


Health care considerations

Family

Language

Personal Space

Touching

Eye Contact

Gestures

Health Care Beliefs

Spirituality

Religion

Health Care Considerations


Religious considerations
Religious Considerations

  • Blood transfusion – Christian Scientist, Jehovah’s Witness

  • Touch – Islam

  • Last rites – Catholicism, Judaism

  • Special garment/relic – Mormon, Native American


Religious considerations continued
Religious Considerations Continued

  • Atheist – No belief in deity

  • Agnostic – Belief existence of deity cannot be prove or disproved


Cultural considerations
Cultural Considerations

  • Hispanic/Native American – avoid eye contact, speak softly

  • Asian/South African/Middle Eastern – tolerate/endure pain


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