Discussion #2: Cultural Competence
Read Chapter 9: Cultural Competence in Potter and Perry (2021). Respond to the following questions based upon the chapter:
Choose a cultural group of your interest that experiences a significant health disparity. Research this cultural group and answer the following questions:
- How does this group define health and illness?
- How does this group express pain or illness?
- What is this group’s attitude towards preventative health measures such as immunizations?
- What are attitudes that this group has towards mental illness?
- What language(s) are spoken by this group?
- Is there a religion or faith to which this group adheres?
- Who are the decision makers in this group (ex. elders)?