Latinos and HIV: Cultural Issues that affect care. Bernie Vazquez Thomas Street Health Center Houston, Texas. Objectives. Define culture and its effect on medical care and treatment. Gain knowledge of cultural issues that may affect medical care and adherence with Latino patients.
Thomas Street Health Center
Culture can be thought of as an integrated pattern of learned beliefsand behaviors that are shared among a group of people.
This is how WE do this…
My Mom used to say….
Beliefs and behaviors include styles of communication, ways of interacting, views on roles and relationships, values, practices, and customs.
“Nobody talks to me like that”
“This is HOW I talk”
Lederach, J.P. (1995). Preparing for peace: Conflict transformation across cultures. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University
(Example: Latinos infected with HIV…)
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