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HCA 430 week 5 discussion 1 Hi Professor and Classmates, Choose a specific culture or ethnicity of an immigrant or refugee population The culture I decided to write about is the Hispanic culture. Who is Hispanic? According to the Pew Research Center (2019), anyone who says they are Hispanic is Hispanic. “The Census Bureau estimates there were roughly 59.9 million Hispanics in the United States as of July 1, 2018, making up 18% of the total national population” (Lopez, Krogstad & Passel, 2019). That number did not include those identifying as Latino. “In the eyes of the Census Bureau, Hispanics can be of any race, any ancestry or any country of origin” (Lopez, Krogstad & Passel, 2019). Analyze their cultural and social norms In the Hispanic culture, the oldest male is considered the head of the family. He makes the decisions and the family obeys his word. He makes the decisions about health care for any member of the family, himself included. Many times he will wait to go to a doctor until the disease is well embedded in him and the cost of his treatment skyrocket in the millions of dollars .If the family cannot raise that kind of money or they do not have that kind of money laying around, the United States taxpayers foot the bill. The main reason for this is the distrust of the western medical profession, both treatment and the physicians. According to Armstrong, Ravenell, McMurphy, and Putt (2007), the distrust of western medicine and the doctors who

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