HCA 230 Cultural Views on Health Care

HCA 230 Cultural Views on Health Care - CULTURAL VIEWS ON...

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CULTURAL VIEWS ON HEALTH CARE 2 Cultural Views on Health Care Not all types of cultural groups share the same exact cultural experiences as other members of different cultural groups. It is important for health care providers to learn about the different cultural views. Health tradition is predicated on the concepts of holistic health and describes what people do from a traditional perspective to maintain, protect, and restore health. Health should be considered as a complex, interrelated, threefold phenomenon, which is the balance of all aspects of the person; the body, the mind, and the spirit. These aspects are in continuous fluctuation and alter over time, yet each aspect is also related to their particular culture. One most common definition of the term is the combination of the nonphysical traits. Nonphysical traits are any aspects of a person such as values, beliefs, attitudes, and customs that are shared by a group of people and passed from one generation to the next (Spector, 2000). In a more factual logic, the variety that occurs between cultural groups creates a dissimilarity on how health is perceived, received, rights are exercised, and which symptoms and concerns about the issues are expressed. One element that affects healthcare is religion. Even though religion has various definitions, religion may be measured a system of beliefs, practices, and ethical standards about divine or heroic power or powers worshipped as the creator(s) and ruler(s) of the universe. The practice of religion is exposed in several cults, sects, denominations, and churches. Amazingly, religion gives a person a casing of references and a outlook with which to arrange information. Religious teachings vis-à-vis health helps to present a significant philosophy and system of practices within
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course HCA 230 230 taught by Professor Jones during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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HCA 230 Cultural Views on Health Care - CULTURAL VIEWS ON...

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