Culture affects our view of health, wellness, illness, and death.

Culture affects our view of health, wellness, illness, and death. As a Primary Care Provider, it is essential you have some awareness of your patient’s and family’s culture. Studies have shown that incorporating cultural awareness and sensitivity significantly improves patient compliance.

Select a culture and discuss the following:

  • How does this culture view health promotion and disease prevention (such as immunizations)?
  • How does this culture’s spiritual beliefs impact the view of health?
  • How does this culture affect your patient care?
  • Communication
  • Patient education
  • Anticipatory guidance
  • Treatments such as medications
 

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