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There are several large Hispanic immigrant communities in the Fort Worth and surrounding area. Hispanic families are very close knit and private concerning their family dynamics and more importantly the men and their health. (National Alliance for Hispanic Health, 2001) More importantly if there are elders in the household they are very reluctant to modern medicine where it is normal and customary to use home remedies. It is also customary to use their native language when communicating rather than learning or even speaking English. Many are employed but do not have health benefits. Therefore, their experience with the healthcare system here in America can be considered intrusive, by collecting what is considered private information, unaffordable and hard to understand due to language barriers. Many utilize the Emergency Room/Emergency Department for non-urgent care.Once information has been gather at a medical facility it can be used

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