Nurse Culture

Nurse Culture 150 150 Tony Guo

Culture

  • Knowledge, values, beliefs, art, morals, law, customs, and habits
  • Culture is a way of life for a group of people
  • Family roles and relationships differ from one culture to another
  • Cultural characteristics of different ethnic groups:
    • European American
  • Equal rights of gender
  • Materialistic
  • Independence and freedom
  • Self-reliance valued
  • Individualistic and competitive
  • Youth and beauty valued
    • Native American
      • Doing the honorable thing
      • Folk healing
      • Respect for tribal elders and children
      • Spiritual guidance
      • Living in harmony with people and nature
      • Returning what is taken from nature
    • African American
      • Cultural foods
      • Importance of religion
      • Family network
      • Folk healing
      • Interdependence within ethnic group
      • Music and physical activities valued
    • Hispanic/Latino
  • Cultural foods
  • Folk healing
  • Extended family valued
  • Religion and spiritual highly valued
  • Interdependence and collectivism
  • Respect for elders and authority
  • Involvement of family in social activities
    • Asian America
  • Cultural foods
  • Harmonious relationships
  • Family loyalty
  • Respect for elders
  • Folk healing
  • Harmony and balance within body vital for preservation of life energy
  • Respect for one’s parents and ancestors
    • Pacific Islander American
  • Collective concerns and involvement
  • Natural order and balanced relationship
  • Kinship alliance among nuclear and extended family
  • Collective concerns and involvement
  • Knowledge is collective; belongs to groups, not individual

Acculturation

  • Lifelong process of incorporating cultural aspects of the contexts in which a person grows, lives, works, and ages

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