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VNPT51 CH.6 Terms

VNPT51 Chapter 6 Cultural and Ethnic Considerations

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biomedical health belief system disease is an age ration of the structure and function of the body. Disease had specific cause, onset, course, and treatment. It's caused by trauma, pathogens, chemical imbalances or failure of body parts.
cultural competence the awareness of one's own cultural beliefs and practices and their relation to those of others, which may be different. One way to identify these beliefs and practices is through a self-assessment.
culture is a set of learned values, beliefs, customs, and practices that are shared by a group and are passed from one generation to another.
ethnicity refers to a group of people who share a common social and cultural heritage based on shared traditions, national origin, and physical and biologic characteristics .
ethnic stereotype is a fixed concept of how all members of an ethnic group act or think.
ethnocentrism when members of a particular ethnic group believe that their beliefs and practices are the best.
folk health belief system commonly referred to as "third-world" beliefs and practices. Classifies illnesses or diseases as natural or unnatural. Natural events have to do with the world as God made it. Unnatural events interrupt the plan intended by God.
holistic health belief system religious experiences are based on cultural beliefs and may include blessings from spiritual leaders, dead relatives, and even miracle cures. Baptism ritual for cleansing and dedication and prevention of evil.
race a group of people who share biologic physical characteristics
society a nation, community, or broad group of people who establish particular aims, beliefs, or standards of living and conduct.
stereotype is a generalized expectation about forms of behavior, an individual, or a group
subculture shares many characteristics with the primary culture but has characteristic patterns of behavior and ideals that distinguish it from the rest of a culture group.
transcultural nursing is understanding and integrating variables into all aspects of nursing care.
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