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AFRICAN AMERICAN: If symptoms subside what may they do with medications?

Discontinue meds - often doubting the need for further therapy

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AFRICAN AMERICAN: View on touch?

Touch is an essential part of healthcare

Personal space may be limited

3

AFRICAN AMERICAN: View on religion and healthcare?

Heavily rely on religious rituals
and
Minister's advice

4

AFRICAN AMERICAN: View on health

Health is viewed as a gift from GOD

Illness and suffering may be God's will or evil influences

5

AFRICAN AMERICAN: What is COD LIVER OIL taken for?

To prevent colds

6

AFRICAN AMERICAN: What is Copper or silver bracelets worn for?

To protect from harm

7

AFRICAN AMERICAN: If Haitain or African, they believe in?

May believe in VOODOO

8

HISPANICS: What do they believe with pharmacotherapy?

Often think its unnecessary to continue once symptoms are done.

9

HISPANICS: Balance of disease and illness? (2)

Hot and Cold

Wet and Dry

10

HISPANICS: PCN is "hot or cold"

"HOT"

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HISPANICS: Illness may be caused by "evil eye"

Mal de Ojo

Can be inadvertently given by healthcare workers

12

HISPANICS: Religious beliefs of health

Health is a gift from GOD and a reward for good behavior

13

HISPANICS: Use of holistic healer

Curanderas

14

HISPANICS: Curanderas treat eith

Herbs
Teas
Shrine
Medals
Candles
Promises to God to change behavior

15

HISPANICS: Illness prevention strategies

1. Eating proper foods
2. Working the proper amount of time
3. Wearing religious medals
4. Sleeping with relics

16

HISPANICS: Injection versus oral

May expect injection versus PO medications. May be viewed as less effective.

17

ASIANS: Eye contact

Eye contact may be a sign of disrespect

18

ASIANS: Use of the word "yes"

Is common and polite. Does not mean they are understanding anything you say...

19

ASIANS: Herbal remedies

Potential for drug-drug interactions.

20

ASIANS: Insurance %

Well-insured

only 18% uninsured

21

ASIANS: >65 frequency to physician

Only HALF of asians >65 make as many visits to healthcare providers as their caucasian counter parts

22

Cultural competence -
standards aim to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities and to improve the health of all americans

14 Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services

23

Cultural competence

CLAS - Standard 5

Must offer language assistance services

24

Patient comes in to ER who does not speak english. Are you responsible for finding an interpreter?

yes

25

Cultural competence - Can the patient use friends or family for interpreting?

Only if patient wants that.

Cannot be assumed.

26

Cultural competence

CLAS Standard 6

Must provide in preferred language both verbal and written notices informing them of their rights to receive language assistance services

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Cultural competence

CLAS Standard 7

Family and friends should not be used to provide interpretations services, except upon request by the patient