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Exam 4

process that occurs when a minority group, living as part of a dominant group within a culture, loses the cultural characteristics that made it different cultural assimilation:
the process of ignoring differences in people and proceeding as though the differences do not exist cultural blindness:
tendency of some to impose their beliefs, practices, and values on another culture because they believe that their ideas are superior to those of another person or group cultural imposition:
situation that occurs when people become aware of cultural differences, feel threatened, and respond by ridiculing the beliefs and traditions of others to make themselves feel more secure about their own values culture conflict:
those feelings, usually negative, a person experiences when placed in a different culture culture shock:
belief that one’s own ideas, beliefs, and practices are best, superior, or most preferred to those of others; using one’s cultural norms as the standard to evaluate others’ beliefs ethnocentrism:
Area individualized to each person and to different cultures and ethnic groups the area which others should not intrude during personal interactions. A person may become uncomfortable or angry if others do not respect this. Personal space
When providing nursing care that involves physical contact, you should know the patient’s cultural personal space preferences. People of Arabic and African origin commonly whereas people of Asian and European descent are more comfortable sit and stand close to one another when talking, with some distance between themselves and others.
in some South Asian cultures, being late is considered a sign of respect.
Many people and almost all institutions in the United States value promptness and punctuality. When arriving for an appointment, doing a job, or carrying out an activity, being on time and getting the job done promptly are viewed as important.
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