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Cross-Cultural Health Perspective

April 3, 2016 | Author: | Posted in communications and media

: Cross-Cultural Health Perspective

p : language Explain how cultural factors (i .e , language , beliefs , and practices may impact the manner in which health care services are delivered to members of your specific target cultural group (i .e , the one you identified in your Module 1 SLP assignment

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The Asian and Pacific Community that migrated to the Washington and Seattle regions of the US belonged to several cultures and spoke different languages such as Mandarin , Filipino , Hindi , Japanese , Korean and others

Beliefs are thoughts , ideas , and cognitions about certain things individuals or events . Cultures refer to the ideas , values and attitudes learned by the individuals belonging to a social group . An attitude is an inclination that has been learned by an individual from his environment to behave in a consistent fashion towards another person or object . Behavior is the manner in which an individual performs acts which are observed by others . It is formed as a result of interactions of the individual with his /her environment . Values are traits that direct human actions and behavior . An individual ‘s socio-cultural flow depends on these five factors , namely , attitude , behaviour , values and beliefs (Turnock , J , 2004 . Several problems including faulty attitudes , fears , negative experiences , wrong beliefs , etc , may negatively affect the access to healthcare services by these communities (Mallett , Rosemarie , 2000

Studies have shown that the minority communities were experiencing socio-economic problems , along with health issues . They had very high health needs , but did not utilize the health services . Some sections of this population considered themselves to be self-reliant and had greater belief in family support than professional care . They frequently feared racial discrimination and hence avoided seeking medical support although they depended more on it than when residing in their home nation . They had developed increased health problems due to the presence of several variables such as smoking , poverty , social isolation , poor access to healthcare , poor living conditions , etc . They usually ignored minor health problems , and sought care only for conditions that tend to persist and caused problems with normal functioning (Kenndey , M . G , 2001

Mostly , health services were sought for relieve of symptoms rather than for health promotion or disease prevention . They consider that utilizing the health system would be expensive for them . They also feared being ill-treated , misunderstood , neglected , or forced to undergo tests and treatment procedures . Experiences of racism and indifferences with the Western healthcare system had increased the development of such attitudes (Mallett , Rosemarie , 2000… [banner_entry_footer]


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