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21 terms

Health Knowledgebowl unit 8

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Culture
The values, beliefs, attitudes, languages, symbols, rituals, behaviors, and customs unique to a particular group of people and passed from one generation to the next.
Ethnicity
A classification of people based on national origin and/or culture.
Race
A classification of people based on physical or biological characteristics such as the color of skin, hair, and eyes; facial features; blood type; and bone structure.
Cultural Diversity
The differences based on cultural, ethnic, and racial factors.
Cultural Assimilation
The absorbtion of many cultures into the dominant culture through a process.
Acculturation
The process of learning the beliefs and behaviors of a dominant culture and assuming some of the characteristics.
Sensitivity
The ability to recognize and appreciate the personal characteristics of others, is essential in health care.
Prejudice
to pre-judge.
Stereotyping
An assumption made that everyone in a particular group is the same.
Holistic Care
Care that provides for the well being of the whole person and meets not only physical needs, but also social and mental needs.
Nuclear Family
Consists of a mother, father, and children
Extended Family
Includes a nuclear family plus grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Patriarchal
The father or oldest male is the authority figure.
Matriarchal
The mother or oldest female is the authority figure.
Personal Space
Often called territorial space, describes the distance people require to feel comfortable while interacting with each other.
Spirituality
The benefits individuals have about themselves, their connections with others, and their relationship with a higher power.
Religion
An organized system of belief in a super human power or higher power.
Atheist
A person who does not believe in any deity
Agnostic
An individual who believes that the existence of God cannot be proved or disproved.
Bias
A perference that inhibits impartial judgement.
Ethnocentric
Individuals believe that their cultural values are better than the cultural values of others and may antagonize and alienate people from other cultures.