Yes we must eat traditional foods are there any types

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“Yes, we must eat traditional foods.” Are there any types of clothing that you are not allowed to wear? “No” Are there people or situations that you have been taught to avoid? “Yes” Do you take extraordinary precautions under certain circumstances? “Yes” Do you take time for yourself? “Yes” Do you observe religious customs? “Yes” Do you wear any amulets or hang them in your home? “We hang them at home.” Do you have any practices, such as always opening the window when you sleep? “No” Do you have any other practices to protect yourself from “harm”? “No” Restore Health What kinds of medicines do you take before you see a doctor or nurse? “Traditional and over the counter drugs.” Do you know of any specific practices your mother or grandmother may use to relax? “None “ Do you know of any religious rituals that help to restore health? “No” Do you meditate?
PUERTO RICAN CULTURAL ASSESSMENT (INTERVIEW) 11 Are there herbs that you take? “Yes, there are several herbs that decrease headaches and other disease states.” Are there special treatments that you use? “Yes, traditional treatments of certain conditions.” Do you know how big problems can be cared for in your community? “Yes, most of them visit the traditional healers.” Do you drink special teas to help you unwind or relax? “No” Do you know of any healers? “Yes, we have a lot of traditional healers in our community.” “Yes” Did you ever go to a healing service? “Yes” Do you know about exorcism? “Yes” Giger and Davidhizar’s Transcultural Assessment Model Cultural unique Individual: 1. Place of birth: “Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.” 2. Culture is: “ a way of life ” 3. Race is: “having a certain color.” 4. Length of time in country: 22 years Communication : Spanish is the most dominant form of communication in Puerto 1. Voice quality: Good
PUERTO RICAN CULTURAL ASSESSMENT (INTERVIEW) 12 2. Pronunciation and enunciation: Dialect. Strong accent and lots of repetition 3. Use of silence: Frequent 4. Use of nonverbal: hand movement. 5. Touch: Accepts with difficulties. 6. How do you get your point across to others: Verbal Communication? “Trying to understand what someone else is saying.” a. Do you like communicating with friends, family, and acquaintances? “No, we argue a lot with my sisters” Rarely talks with friends and colleagues. b. When asked a question, do you usually respond in words or body movement or both? “I frequently answer in words, I don’t use body actions.” c. If you have something important to discuss with your family, how would you approach them? “Arrange for a family meeting.” Space : 1. The degree of comfort: “Move away when someone invades it.” Jones was distant 2. Distance of conversation: 4 feet or more 3. Definition of space: a. Describe degree of comfort with closeness when talking with or standing near others: “I don’t feel comfortable when people are too close.” b.

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