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The purpose of this discussion board it to discuss the health practices, disparities, and influences of the Hispanic culture and community. Also in this discussion board I will focus on discussing the perception of communication, space, social organization, time, environmental control, and biological variation within the Hispanic community. The last point of this discussion post will be to shed light on how awareness of these perceptions can influence the healthcare provided to the individuals of this community. In my community of Sheffield Ohio, Hispanics make up 11% of the population (U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts, 2020). The primary language of the Hispanic culture is Spanish. At the place of my employment most healthcare providers speak primarily English. When encountering one that is Hispanic and only speaks Spanish it can be difficult for health care providers to communicate, but also very challenging for our patients who only speak Spanish. This barrier can cause frustration and a delay in patient care. Many patients that come into the hospital that do not speak English use their family members to translate for them. This can be an issue as well as things cannot be translated properly. In healthcare to ensure our patients are understanding the care and

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