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Ch 6 Fund Vocab

Terms to know on Culture and Ethnicity

TermDefinition
African Americans those whose ancestral origin is Africa.
Acultural nursing care care that lacks concern for cultural differences.
Ageism form of negative stereotypical thinking about older adults.
Anglo-Americans people who trace their ancestry to the United Kingdom or Western Europe.
Asian-Americans people who come from China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Thailand, Indochina, and Vietnam.
Bilingual able to speak a second language.
Certified interpreter translator who is certified by a professional organization through rigorous testing based on appropriate and consistent criteria.
Cultural shock the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone who is suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes.
Culturally sensitive nursing care care that is respectful of and is compatible with each client's care.
Culture values, beliefs, and practices of a particular group.
Diversity differences among groups of people.
Ethnicity bond or kinship a person feels with his or her country of birth or place of ancestral origin.
Ethnocentrism belief that one's own ethnicity is superior to all others.
Folk medicine health practices unique to a particular group of people.
Generalization supposition that a person shares cultural characteristics with others of a similar background.
Latinos people who trace their ethnic origin to South America.
Limited English Proficiency (LEP) inability to speak, read, write, or understand English at a level that permits effective interaction.
Minority people who differ from the majority in cultural characteristics like language, physical characteristics such as skin color, or both.
Native Americans Indian nations found in North America, including the Eskimos and Aleuts.
Race biologic variations.
Stereotypes fixed attitudes about all people who share a common characteristic.
Subcultures unique cultural groups that coexist within the dominant culture.
Telephonic interpreting language translation via telephone.
Trans-cultural nursing providing nursing care in the context of another's culture.
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