cldv final - CLDV 100 Section A Fall 2019 Prof Halima Tour\u00e9 Title Communication Between Cultures Chapter#10 Page numbers 365-376 1 Healthcare is

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CLDV 100 Section A- Fall 2019 Prof. Halima Tour é December 16, 2019 Title: Communication Between Cultures Chapter #10 Page numbers: 365-376 1. Healthcare is an important cultural concept because culture frames and shapes how we perceive the world and our experiences. Culture helps to define how patients and healthcare providers view health and illness. It also deals with what patients and healthcare providers look at the causes of disease. Health care providers are more likely to have positive interactions with patients and provide better care if they understand what distinguishes their patients’ cultural values, beliefs and practices from their own. US healthcare system structures and norms may be unfamiliar to patients and families from other countries or cultures. 2. My reaction to this section of the chapter was that it relates a lot to the society we live in today. Since we live in a culturally diverse society, it is important for our doctors to know the backgrounds of their patients. It was also interesting to read about how different cultures view healthcare in many different ways. In some cultures, people believe that talking about a possible

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