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Paralanguage

Voice characteristics (volume)

Biocultural ecology

Drug metabolism & ethnic variations

Ethnocultural

Ethnic + cultural variables

Ethnopharmacology

Integration of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and ethnic/genetic variables

Spatial distancing

Distance between conversing people

Temporality

Personal sense of time/urgency

The nurse is aware that locality may change responses to illness and medications. Clients living in high-altitude areas may have which of the following changes in laboratory test results?

Increased red blood cells

A nurse conversing with a client is aware that the majority of the message is nonverbal in clients from which of the following cultures?

Vietnamese

When conversing with a client of traditional German heritage, the preferred distance between speakers is:

More than 2 feet

In general, clients from which of the following cultures expect to be seen regardless of how late they arrive for an appointment?

Mexican American

A nurse is assessing a client's cultural background. What is part of this assessment:

Communication patterns, orientation to time, rituals and practices, health care practices

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