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FAMILY INTERVIEW Bonnie Grady Grand Canyon University: HLT 324V March 31, 2019 1
FAMILY INTERVIEW In a multicultural society the essence of delivering excellent health care, one must first develop an understanding of one’s own personal family unit and culture. With this knowledge a person then can understand individuals of other cultures, if they are willing to do so (Ray, 2016). Culture is adaptive with the challenges each society faces. Health care providers who want to provide excellent health care, to all transcultural individuals, should recognize that world changes effect people personally, socially, ethically, and spiritually (Ray, 2016). This essay will explore the philosophy of the Persian-American’s and the single parent American with alternate lifestyle culture, and compare each to understand the differences that can occur in society today. Persian-American Culture. Persian-Americans are immigrants that fled from Iran as early as 1979 for political and religious purposes. An interview was conducted with a co-worker, whose parents immigrated to this country, they call themselves” Persians to prevent being identified with the political Iranian terror that occurred in the early 1980’s (Interview, 2019).” Persians-Americans are a society that has a deep commitment to the traditions of past generations that is rich with poetry, art and customs. They abide with established family/gender roles. Men and fathers are head of household. They are to make the difficult decisions in life. They do seek counsel from their wife and older generation males like their father. Gender roles are strong and imbedded in how they conduct themselves as a group and individually. They are conservative and modest and do not touch the opposite sex inappropriately. Their body language is careful, and they lower their gaze when speaking to older adults or people of authority. Persian-American Family goals view education as the most relevant goal that a Persian can accomplish because it cannot be taken away from you.

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