Test One Review Sheet
Chapter 3 Cultural Competence
: immigrants are people who were not U.S. citizens at birth.
Numbers of immigrants have more than tripled since the 1990s.
Immigrant populations: legal permanent residents, naturalized citizens,
undocumented aliens, refugees, asylees, and parolees, legal
: heritage consistency—a concept developed to describe the
degree to which one’s lifestyle reflects his or her respective American
Indian tribal culture.
A determination of a person’s cultural, ethnic, and religious
background, and socialization experiences
: a complex whole in which each part is related to every other part.
The capacity to learn culture is genetic, but the subject matter is not
genetic and must be learned by each person in his/her family and social
4 basic characteristics of culture:
from birth through the processes of language acquisition
by all members of the same cultural group
to specific conditions related to environmental and
technical factors and to the availability of natural resources
and ever changing
within cultures, groups of people share different beliefs
values and attitudes because of ethnicity religion, education, occupation,
age, and gender.
pertains to a social group within the social system that claims
to possess variable traits such as a common geographic origin, migratory
status, religion, race, language, shared values, tradition, symbols, and food
At least 106 ethnic groups and more than 500 american Indian nations
in the U.S.
major component of a person’s heritage.
A system of beliefs
concerning the cause nature, and purpose of the universe.
The belief in a
divine or superhuman power or powers to be obeyed and worshipped as
the creators and rulers of the universe.
Quite often a determinant of ethnic group.
Attendance and participation in a religious institution, prayer or
meditation; and religious practices
How religion influences health practices:
Religious affiliation and membership benefit health by promoting
health behaviors ad lifestyles
ii. Regular religious fellowship benefits health by offering support
that buffers and affects stress and isolation