Chapter 2 Culture
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What are the determinants of health?
legislation, health care services, social factors, occupational status, environment, lifestyles, biology and genetics
learned, shared, adapted, dynamic
group that possesses traits like geographic religion, religion, language, tradition, food preferences
organized system of beliefs
born out of unique life experiences
acquiring culture from being raised in a certain culture
What is cultural care?
care that is culturally sensitive, appropriate, and competent
What are the causes of illness?
∙ biomedical or scientific: cause and effect, germ theory, break the body down
∙ naturalistic or holistic: found in Asians and Indians, human life is only one aspect of nature and a part of the order of cosmos; forces of nature must be kept in balance; yin and yang- health is when you are in perfect balance; hot/cold- treatment of disease from adding or subtracting hot and cold
∙ magicoreligious: forces for good and evil, magic, voodoo
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