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Applachain Heritage

chapter 8

ethic of neutrality avoiding aggression and assertiveness, not interfering with others' lives unless asked to do so
high blood probably means HTN in the Appalachian heritage. words may deleted in conversation
Appalachians are accepting and do not want to pass judgement.
written and oral communications have less adjectives and adverbs
Appalachians may be less descriptive of emotions - health care provider may need to use more open ended questions
individualism, self-reliant behaviors are idealized
Appalachians may be sensitive to direct questions about personal issues. Health care worker may need to chat or "sit a spell" before trying to obtain this information.
Appalachians value personal space and may stand at a distance when talking to others
traditional Appalachian culture is "being" instead of "doing". Living for today not planning for the future.
Appalachians typically implement self care practices that are usually learned from the mother
wealth means having plenty of food
most diets include wild game, high fat organ meats, sweet tea, kool aid with added sugar, soda and use of lard
recognized values among Appalachians include sensitivity, independence, loyalty and "being'
Created by: transcxnsg