Mexican_Culture.ppt - Transcultural Health Care A Culturally Competent Approach 3rd Edition Transcultural Health Care Mexican Americans Larry Purnell

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Transcultural Health Care: A Culturally Competent Approach, 3rd Edition Transcultural Health Care: A Culturally Competent Approach, 3rd Edition Copyright © 2008 F.A. Davis Company Transcultural Health Care Mexican Americans Larry Purnell, PhD, RN, FAAN
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Transcultural Health Care: A Culturally Competent Approach, 3rd Edition Transcultural Health Care: A Culturally Competent Approach, 3rd Edition Overview/Heritage Mexican, Mexican American, Latino(a), Chicano(a), la gente de la raza, Hispanic, etc. Second largest Spanish speaking group in the world 500+ different dialects and ethnic groups in Mexico Mexico City is one of the largest cities in the world
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Transcultural Health Care: A Culturally Competent Approach, 3rd Edition Transcultural Health Care: A Culturally Competent Approach, 3rd Edition Overview/Heritage Continued 60% of the population is mestizo—a blend of Spanish white and Indigenous Indian The majority of the Hispanic population in the United States Largest “minority” group in the United States surpassing African Americans in 1999
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Transcultural Health Care: A Culturally Competent Approach, 3rd Edition Transcultural Health Care: A Culturally Competent Approach, 3rd Edition Overview/Heritage Continued Original inhabitants, along with Native American Indians, of southwest United States Majority of newer immigrants come to the United States for economic opportunities and are poorer than previous immigrants Low educational rates in the United States Ninth-grade educational level required in Mexico —mean is 5 years
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Transcultural Health Care: A Culturally Competent Approach, 3rd Edition Transcultural Health Care: A Culturally Competent Approach, 3rd Edition Communications Dialect varies by region of Mexico Majority who can read and write know some Spanish Rapid speech pattern with apocopation (e.g., como esta usted = com-esta-sted) Idiomatic and slang expressions are common— like English
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Transcultural Health Care: A Culturally Competent Approach, 3rd Edition Transcultural Health Care: A Culturally Competent Approach, 3rd Edition Communications Continued Concepts of personalismo and verguenza are the same as with Cuban Americans Touch between the men and between women is acceptable. Men and women greet with a hug and kiss to the cheek. Eye contact with staring or intensity is expected for peers—avoid direct eye contact with superiors as a sign of respect for some
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Transcultural Health Care: A Culturally Competent Approach, 3rd Edition Transcultural Health Care: A Culturally Competent Approach, 3rd Edition Communications Continued Intense eye contact can cause the “evil eye,” a folk illness common in all Hispanic and Mediterranean cultures Children are more susceptible than are women who are more susceptible than men Healthcare provider should greet men with a firm handshake
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Transcultural Health Care: A Culturally Competent Approach, 3rd Edition
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