pharm ch 4 cultural implications

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pharm ch 4 cultural implications
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2013-09-12 11:22:38
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common practices among selected cultural groups
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  1. practice fold medicine, employ root doctors as healers, spiritualists.  use herbs, oils, and roots
    african
  2. believe in traditional medicine: hot and cold foods; herbs/teas/soups; use of accupuncture and herbalist
    asian
  3. view health as result of good luck and living right; see illness as a result of doing a bad deed.  heat, cold, and herbs used as remedies.  use curandero, spiritualist
    hispanic
  4. believe in harmony with nature and ill spirits causing disease.  use medicine man
    native american
  5. asking personal questions of someone met for the first time seen as intrusive and not proper.  direct eye contact seen as rude.  present oriented.
    african
  6. high respect of others, especially of individual in positions of authority.  not usually comfortable with custom of shaking hands with people of the opposite sex.  present oriented.
    asian
  7. expressing negative feelings seen as impolite.  avoiding eye contact seen as respectful and attentive.  touching acceptable between two persons in conversation.
    hispanic
  8. speak in low tones.  light touch of a persons hand is preferred over shaking hands as greetings.  present orientated.
    native americans
  9. close extended family ties.  women play important key role in making health care decisions
    african
  10. have close extended family ties; family needs more important than individual needs.
    asian
  11. have close extended family ties; all family members involved in health care decisions
    hispanic
  12. have close family ties; emphasis on family
    native american
  13. keloid formation, sickle cell anemia, lactose intolerance, skin color, acne
    african
  14. many drug interactions, lactose intolerant, skin color, thalassemia
    asian
  15. lactose intolerance, skin color
    hispanic
  16. lactose intolerance, skin color, cleft uvula problems
    native americans

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