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Impact on Nursing Care in Latin America 1 Latin American Culture & Impact on Nursing Care Nyarah R. Thompson Concepts of Nursing- NUR174 ECPI University
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Latin American Culture & Impact on Nursing Care Latin- Americans, also known as Latino Americans have a wide range of health beliefs, customs, and practices which is why I chose to focus my research paper on this specific culture and group of people. Latin Americans are people that come from territories in America that speak either Spanish, French, or Portuguese. The geopolitical regions include; Central and North America, the Caribbean’s, and South America. Within these groups there are characteristics that define languages, family traditions, religion, spirituality, illnesses, and healing & treatment practices. Latin America is home to more than 425 million Catholics, which makes up nearly 40% of the world’s Catholic population (PEW forum, 2014.) Nearly all Latin American Christians, whether they are Catholic or protestant believe in God. Spiritual and religious influences play a major role in health, illness, and daily life. Faith and church remain powerful sources of hope and strength especially in times of sickness. Latin Americans believe in religious methods such as; prayer, performing rituals, and oil anointing. Alternative treatments include; herbal remedies, specifically tea, and massage therapy. They also believe that health is God’s reward and illness is his punishment. They believe in the balance of hot and cold; maintaining that balance keeps one
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