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fact or quality of being diverse, different
Human Diversity is also called
Cultures develop ____,_____, and _____ that are suited to a specific environment and over time take on the strength of tradition
behaviors, norms, and values
What are some of the most prevalent characteristics of human diversity?
age, disability, economic status, education, ethnicity, gender, etc
In 2000 US Census data showed that 23.6% of the population was between the ages of
What individuals are born between 1946 and 1964?
What individuals are born between 1961 and 1981?
What individuals are born between 1981 and 1995?
The first of the baby boomers turn 60 years old in what year?
Projections are that the older adult population will increase substantially over the next three decades, with persons ___________ being the fastest growing segment of the population
85 years old or older
relates to a person's distinctive racial, national, religious, linguistic, or cultural heritage
Which population is projected to grow at a faster rate than all other minority groups?
diminishes the accomplishments, contributions, and values of one culture in favor of those of the mainstream
What is the official language of America?
SIKE there isn't one
The quality of health care delivery depends to a great extent on _____ between providers and consumers
What is on the major concerns of linguistic differences?
What is glass ceiling? Who is affected?
Women are precluded from being promoted to high-level positions because of their genders. Affects women.
Gender role stereotyping
Is the expectation of how people should behave based solely on whether they are male or female beings
Is an irrational fear of homosexuality
Approximately _____% of the world's population has some kind of disability
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
was profound and necessary step in preventing discrimination against persons with disabilities
4 essential core values of human rights law are particularly important when thinking about people with disabilities:
5 things that Health Care institutions can do to overcome linguistic barriers in order to provide high-quality health care is:
1. Hiring additional bilingual & bicultural staff
2. Providing medical interpreters
3. Providing translators
4. Encouraging employees to become bilingual or multilingual
5. Providing medical documents in different languages
Who was the researcher that conducted research into human sexuality in the 1930's and 40's?
Dr. Alfred Kinsey
Name 5 elements of cultural compentency
1. Valuing diversity
2. Possessing the capacity for cultural self-assessment
3. Having a consciousness of the dynamics of cross cultural interaction
4. Institutionalizing cultural knowledge
5. Developing adaptations of service delivery that reflect an understanding of multicultural environment
Knowledge of different cultures & empathy toward all patients are two ways that providers can become culturally competent
The application of empathy skills accomplishes the following:
1. Promotes better health care outcomes overall
2. Increases patient satisfaction
3. Decreases health care cost
4. Decreases provider liability
To provide high-quality and effective healthcare for all patients, healthcare providers need to understand six areas of human cultural cultural diversity and how these areas influence the delivery of care:
4. Environmental control
5. Biologic variations
6. Social organizations
tendency toward viewing the norms and values of the individuals own culture as absolute in using them as a standard against which all other cultures are measured
Believe in racial superiority, leading to discrimination and prejudice towards races considered inferior
being able to negotiate two or more different cultures competently, individual and mainstream
demand on time, energy, and resources with some threat included
Causes of stress
individual perception of wants, poor physical health, lack of time management
The best ways to reduce stress are by
controlling time, thinking positively, and buffering stressors
When taking a test, always
answer all questions you know first, then go back and repeat, leaving the most difficult questions for last.
is positive and expresses choice
The biggest thief of time is
When managing time, practice self-management, which includes which of the following?
prioritizing, setting limits, and providing for self-care
Good study habits include
Reading out loud and writing down important facts, planned group activity, a regular plan for study and review
Stress buffers include
exercise and good nutrition
Vitamins and minerals depleted as a result of stress are
B complex, C, and magnesium
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