Unit 5 Culture and Health Care. Principles of Health Science Ms. Thieman Spring 2013. Engage. Think of what kinds of medicines, home remedies, or other treatments you have used that were thought to help treat various ailments, illnesses, or injuries.
Principles of Health Science
Think of what kinds of medicines, home remedies, or other treatments you have used that were thought to help treat various ailments, illnesses, or injuries.
Have you ever ate, drank, or avoided certain foods or drinks due to your cultural beliefs?
Does your culture seek advice and/or treatment from alternative medicine professionals? What kinds?
Do you personally believe in what your family cultural beliefs are? If not, how do you think that will affect the future cultural generations?
Explore personal beliefs and perceptions about different cultures.
Learn as much as possible about the cultures represented locally.
Always use the patient’s family name unless given permission to use first names only.
Direct eye contact is viewed as important in American culture, but not necessarily within other cultures.
Encourage patients to talk about illnesses and look for misunderstandings between cultural beliefs and current diagnosis.
Look for confusion and fear, watch for cues and respond with compassion.
Treat all patients with respect, concern, & compassion.
Recognize other cultures are not as time sensitive as Americans.
Many cultures are intensely involved with the supernatural and may believe that spirits or hexes cause illness.
Activity: Read “The Sneetches” by Dr. Seuss
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