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Running head: CHINESE & JAPANESE CASE STUDY1People of Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino Heritage Kelly McCloe, RN, BSN, CBCAspen UniversityN512 – Diverse Populations and HealthcareDr. Susan KinnearJanuary 18, 2020
CHINESE & JAPANESE CASE STUDYChinese Case StudyAsian American groups have unique cultural, language, and historical aspects. Chinese among the largest Asian communities in the United States. One of the cultural aspects that standsout is the etiquette, which influences both formal and informal communication setups. As a visitor in China, I would use a double-sided card with English on one side and Chinese on the other side. The name card will also have additional information, such as phone numbers and emails. Among others, the Chinese delegation will show up on time as it is a sign of respect in the culture. For meals, I would expect pork which is very common, with noodles or rice, appetizers such as peanuts, vegetables or fruits and drinks such as tea. The meal will be served atthe center, with chopsticks, chopstick holder, a small plate and a glass are part of the table setting. If something is served and I do not like it, I will try and eat it anyway but limit the intake rather than refuse to eat. On the meaning of life, the Chinese way of life prioritizes collectivism while the western approach prioritizes the individualized approach (Chen et al., 2016). Hence, in Chinese societies,the meaning of life for an individual is defined in relation to everything around the individual as part of a group. In the west, the self is at the center as it is already given and part of the divine. The philosophies affect how different aspects that affect healthcare are approached such as the holistic approach emphasized in the East and the focused approach used in the West. The common health risks associated with high COPD among Chinese people include high smoking rates and ambient air pollution. COPD affects close to 100 million people in Chinaand is ranked among the top three leading causes of death in China (Wei et al., 2018). For Mr.