Appalacian - People of Appalachian Heritage Appalachian...

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People of People of Appalachian Heritage Appalachian Heritage
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Macro Aspects of Model Global society (Stereotypes) Blue grass music Unintelligent Miners Isolated Handicrafts “White trash” “Hillbillies”
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Macro Aspects of Model Community Family Person Health
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Overview, Inhabited Localities, Topography 13 states, divided into 3 sections,  southern, northern, central Rugged, mountainous Stable population, 22.3 million Limited infrastructure
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Overview, Inhabited Localities, Topography Heritage and Residence
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Overview, Inhabited Localities, Topography Migration and Economics Religious freedom, space for themselves,  personal control Out-migration to find work Return to retire most impoverished regions of US
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Overview, Inhabited Localities, Overview, Inhabited Localities, Topography Topography Educational Status and Occupations Isolation   few educational  opportunities Cultural lag   < IQ test scores Lower college graduation Varied reading levels impact health  education
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Communication Language and dialects English, Saxon, Gaelic, Elizabethan Many word pronunciation changes
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Communication Contextual use of the language Neutrality – avoid aggression, not  interfere in others lives, avoid dominance,  avoid arguments Concrete, direct speech Slow to trust, not share with outsiders Dislike authority figures Enjoy storytelling, may be route for  effective health teaching
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Communication Touch and spatial distance Stand apart Staring impolite Non-expressive speech HCPs to drop hints rather than give  orders
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Communication Eye contact and greetings  eye contact perceived as aggressive
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Communication Time and temporality Present orientation (being) Fatalistic Prevention, new concept Body rhythms control time, not the  clock Keeping appointments variable
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Communication Greetings Given plust last Title plus given name 
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course NURS 226 taught by Professor Fuller during the Spring '09 term at South Carolina.

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