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Cultural Diversity and Health Practices

acculturation Process of learning norms, beliefs, and behavioral expectations of a group other than one's own group
Belief something accepted as true
Cultural assimilation Process in which individuals from a minority group are absorbed by the dominant culture and takp of e on the characteristics of the dominant culture.
Cultural competence The acquisition of knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of a culture that facilitates the provision of culturally appropriate health care
Cultural diversity The differences among groups of people that result from ethnic, racial, and cultural variables.
Cultural imposition The tendency to impose one's own beliefs, values, and patterns of behavior on idividuals from another culture.
culture the dynamic network of knowledge, beliefs, patterns of behavior, ideas, attitudes, values, and norms that are unique to a particular group of people
Dominant culture The group whose values pervail within a society
ethnic group A group of people within a culture who share an identity based on race, religion, color, national origin, or language.
Ethnicity An individual's identification of self as a part of an ethnic group
ethnocentrism An assumption of cultural superiority and an inability to accept the ways of other cultures
minority group An ethnic, cultural, racial, or religious group that constitutes less than a numerical majority of the population
race A grouping of people based on biological similarities. Members of a racial group have similar phys characteristics
racism Discrimination directed toward individuals or groups who are perceived to be inferior due to biological differences; often accompanied by oppression
stereotyping An expectation that all people within the same racial, ethnic, or cultural group act alike and share the same beliefs and attitudes
subculture A group of people with characteristic patterns of behavior that distinguish the group from the larger culture or society
values Principles and standards that have meaning and worth to an individual, family, group, community, or culture.
Created by: JaeLaw23