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In the town of Ironton, Ohio, the Hispanic population that the community is 3.3 percent[QUi18]. This discussion will reflect the cultural perceptions of the Hispanic community as it pertains to their cultural perception of the social organization, space, communication, time, and environmental control. I will discuss the biological variations that affect this culture and how I may as a nurse effectively care for this particular group based on their cultural needs.The Hispanic culture is one of the fastest growing communities in the United States (Andrews & Boyles, 2016). Family and extended families are viewed as highly valued contributing members of the unit. Emotional and monetary support is dependent on the entire unit, especially in childcare. Men still expect the woman to be submissive and reverent to their husbands. Women are compared to the Mother Mary from the bible; she was self-sacrificing anddevoted her life to her family (Andrews & Boyles, 2016). Males believe that it is the woman’s job to hand down traditions and hold the family together. Religion has an influential impact on them; it has a lot on influence into their decision-making process. They may say that if they are sick then it is God’s will. They believe in home remedies and the balance of hot and cold concept. The hot and cold system is the balance of substance inside and outside (environment)

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