Culture_and_Ethnicity.pptFontaineSP2007

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Unformatted text preview: Culture and Ethnicity Michele George, RN, BSN August 2007 Culture Culture shared set of values, beliefs, and practiced by the majority of a people group. Is learned Values ideas and perceptions seen as good and useful. Beliefs concepts one considers to be true. Norms rules for behavior within the group Characteristics of culture Way of life Social inheritance Design for living Unique Shared by members of same group Complex Often unconscious Dynamic Subcultures Any unique smaller groups within the dominant culture. Not just African American Hispanic Asian American Native American But also Occupation Age Religion Geographic origin Other Ethnicity Common heritage Ethnic pride values certain physical characteristics, certain names, unique clothing, music, dancing, native foods Ethnocentrism - belief that ones own ethnicity is superior to others and the only acceptable one. Definitions Cultural sensitivity : developing and using effectively an awareness and knowledge of cultural differences. Enculturation : the process of learning a culture Ethnocentrism The belief that ones own ethnicity is superior to all others. It is manifested by treating everyone different as deviant and undesirable. Minority Groups of people who differ from the majority in cultural characteristics such as language, physical characteristics, and/or both. Subculture: a group within a larger culture Race: a group that shares common biological characteristics. Ethnicity is the bond a person feels with his or her country or place of ancestral origin. More Definitions Spirituality a belief in a higher power, creative force, or divine being. Religion is a formalized system of belief and worship. Prejudice- unfair belief based on a pre- conceived idea Stereotype-categorizing people or a belief that all members of a group are alike Cultural Assessment Language and communication style Hygiene practices, feelings about modesty Clothing or ornamentation Religion and religious practices Rituals of death and birth Family and gender roles Food habits and medical practices Transcultural Nursing...
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