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Martha Brown is a 27-year-old woman that lives in the hills of northern Kentucky in a small cabin that has no

indoor plumbing. She lives with her husband and six small children. The public health nurse makes a home visit after three of the children have been diagnosed by the school nurse as having lice. While the nurse is explaining the use of Rid Lice Treatment to the mother, she notes that Mrs. Brown has a persistent cough that she states she has had for 2 years. The nurse notes that the cough is productive, that Mrs. Brown looks emaciated, and that her color is extremely ashen. She tires easily. Although health insurance is a benefit of her husband's job in a nearby mine, Mrs. Brown's children were born at home, and she has never had a complete physical. When asked why she has not gone to a nearby free health clinic, Mrs. Brown replies, "Sickness is God's will, and he will cure me if he wants to. Anyway, my family comes first, and I don't have the time. Besides, doctors can't be trusted. My Aunt Jane went to one once and died the next week."


Based on the fact that Mrs. Brown is Appalachian and taking into consideration the fact that every individual is unique, decide whether Mrs. Brown is more likely to be "being" oriented or "doing" oriented in regard to activity orientation.

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