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African American Cx

chapter 6

augmented family head of household raises children that are not theirs
secondary family consist of peers of primary parents, older relatives of primary parents
subfamilies include only nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles
non blood family individuals who are unrelated by blood ties but who are closely involved with the family functioning
leading cause of death in African Americans stroke, cardiovascular disease (HTN), cancer, DM, HIV
Hypertension tends to be resistant to treatment than in other cultures
strong belief that God is the healer reaching out through church leaders show to be effective for health education
view on illness suffering and pain are inevitable and part of life
extended family is willing to care for sick members even if conflict is present
folk practitioners may be spiritual leaders, grandparents, elders of the community, voodoo doctors or priests
Created by: transcxnsg