The process by which people adapt to a new cultural norm
Phenomenon in which a minority group completely changes its cultural identity to become part of the majority culture
Referring to the skills and knowledge necessary to appreciate, understand, and work with individuals from different cultures.
The beliefs, values, attitudes and practices that are accepted by a population
A social identity that is associated with shared beliefs, behaviors and patterns.
An individual's belief that the values and practices of his or her own culture are the best ones
two or more persons who are joined together by bonds of sharing and emotional closeness and who identify themselves as being a ____________
The process by which a nurse collects data regardinga family's current level of functioning, support systems, sociocultural influences, home and work environment, type of family, family structure and needs
The changes that families experience over tiem, including changes in relationships, communication patterns, roles and interactions.
The individual who has either the potential or actual ability to change the behavior of other family members
The specific roles of individuals within a family unit. Examples of roles include breadwinner, homemaker, mother, father, social planner and family peacemaker
A system of ideas, attitudes, and beliefs about the worth of an entity or a concept that consciously or unconsciously bind together the members of the family in a common culture
An institutionalized system that shares a common set of beliefs and practices.
A belief in a transcendent power pertaining to the spirit or soul
Behaviors or objects that are avoided by individuals or groups
Therapy using pressure from the fingers and thumbs to stimulate pressure points
Therapy using very fine stailness steel needles to simulate specific acupuncture points depending on the client's medical assessment and condition
The use of certain essential oils, derived from plants, whose odor or aroma is believed to have a therapeutic effect
the use of monitoring devices to help individuals learn to control their autonomic responses
The 3rd largest independent health profession found in the US. Uses spinal manipulation to address abnormal nerve transmission (subluxation) cuased by misalignment of the spine
A group of diverse medical and healthcare systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)
An procedure or product that is used together with conventional medical treatment
A state of intense, focused concentration used to create compelling mental images. It is sometime considered a form of hypnosis
The physical branch of yoga;in the US it is commonly practiced for wellness, illness prevention and healing
Term derived from greek homos, meaning the same and describing a healing system that used as remedies minute dilutions of substances that, if ingested in larger amounts, would produce effects similar to the symptoms of the disorder being treated
Whether guided by a trained hypnotherapist or self induced, a state of great mental and physical relaxation during which a person very open to suggestions
An approach that combines mainstream medical therapies with complementary therapies for which there is some high quality scientific evidence of safety and effectiveness
Manipulation of the soft tissues of the body to reduce stress and tension, increase circulation, diminsh pain and promote a sense of well being
Form of massage involing the application of pressure to designated points or reflexes on the client's feet, hands, or ears, unsing the thumb and fingers.
Tibetan-Japenese hand medicate therapy desinged to promote healing, reduce stress and encourage relaxation, practioners place their hands on or abouve specfic problem areas and transfer energy from themselves to their clients in order restore the balance of the clients energy fields
Complementary therapy grounded in the belief that people are a system of energy wi/self healing potential. The practioner, often a nurse, unites his energy field with the client, directing it in a specific way to promote well being and healing
System of medicine developed more than 3000 yrs ago in china that seeks to ensure the balance of energy, which is called Chi
traditional chinese medicine
Complementary therapy in which a person goes into a relaxed state and focused on soothing or positive scenes such as a beach or mountain, helps reduce stress and encourage relaxation
Central beliefs are that nature has healing power and the body has inate power to maintain, or return to a state of health AKA Natural medicine