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NUR 116 GVLTEC Culture and spirituality

English Northern European Americans: Communication
18" to 3': Territorial Northern European Americans: Space:
Individaualist; Less cohesiveness Northern European Americans: Social Orientation
Punctuality and efficiency are valued, Future oriented Northern European Americans: Time
Value preventtive medicine, Illness is a result of pathology. Northern European Americans: Environmental Control
At risk for heart disease, breast cancer, digestive disorders, obesity on the rise, Diet: High fat and Cho.; low fiber Northern European Americans: Biologic Variations
English Communication: Western European Americans
Warm, Affectionate, Physically Expressive, Close proximity Space: Western European Americans
Family Oriented, more defined roles, strong allegiance to cultural heritage Social Organization: Western European Americans
Present Time: Western European Americans
As dominant culture Environmental Control: Western European Americans
Similar: food is very importiant Biologic Variations: Western European Americans
Different Dialects Communication: African American
Smaller Space: African American
Relationships highly valued, Large support, Matriarchal, strong family ties, elders. Respected, Illness often a family issue, spirituality-church highly valued Social Organization: African American
Not valued to the same degree Time: African American
Folk practitioners; Illness can be seen as punishment Environmental Control: African American
At risk for Diabetes Mellitus, HTN, kidney disease; HIV, genetic sickle cell amenia Biologic Variations: African American
Spanish, Touch is a common form of communication Communication: latino Americans
Smaller Space: Latino Americans
Family is the primary social organization, group oriented, Often Roman Catholic Social Organization: Latino Americans
Flexible, oriented to present Time: Latino Americans
May believe illness is punishment for sin; disharmony; Use herbs and folk remedies Environmental Control: Latino Americans
At risk for communicable diseases, obesity, diabetes Mellitus, Work related injuries Biologic Variation: Latino Americans
Little use for psychiatrist/ Psychologist Random: Latino Americans
Harmonious interaction, Touching during communication is unacceptable, Eye contact is avoided, No outward signs Communication: Asian Americans Traditionalist Marginal Native Hawaiians Pacific Islanders
Larger Space: Asian Americans Native Hawaiians Pacific Islanders Traditionalist Marginal
Family, Loyalty, Religious practices diverse Social Organization: Asian Americans Native Hawaiians Pacific Islanders Traditionalist Marginal
Both past and present Time: Asian Americans Native Hawaiians Pacific Islanders Traditionalist Marginal
Restoring Balance: Yin and Yang Environmental Control: Asian Americans Native Hawaiians Pacific Islanders Traditionalist Marginal
Alcoholism is low, psychiatric illness is very shameful; often somaticize; often hide pain and don't ask for med Biologic Variations: Asian Americans Native Hawaiians Pacific Islanders Traditionalist Marginal
Arabic; Speech is loud and expressive Communication: Mideast/ Arab Americans
Stand closer, keep eye contact, touch only same gender, privacy valued Space: Mideast/ Arab Americans
Family is primary, Gender roles clearly defined, Patriarchal, Males attend ill males, Females attend ill females Social Organization: Mideast/ Arab American
Use folk remedies, Do seek medical care Environmental Control: Mideast/ Arab American
At risk for CAD d/t sedentary lifestyle, smoking, high fat intake. PTSD; Mental illness is a major social stigma, Islamic laws. Biologic Variations: Mideast/ Arab Americans
Tell stories, no touch, direct eye contact avoided and considered rude Communication: Native American and Alaskan American
Crowded with long spaces Space: Native American and Alaskan American
Family and tribal life, elders respected, Social Organization: Native American and Alaskan American
Present, past and future Time: Native American and Alaskan American
Illoness is result of imbalance/disharmony, see interconnectedness with all living things, Shaman is very important-allow ritual and ceremony. Environmental Control: Native American and Alaskan American
Nutritional deficiencies common, Risk for heart disease, obesity, HTN, DM, alcoholism, liver disease, unintentional injury, suicide Biologic Variation: Native American and Alaskan American
Created by: grossm207701