Culture affects our view of health, wellness, illness, and death. As a Primary Care Provider, it is essential you have some awareness of your patient’s and family’s culture. Studies have shown that incorporating cultural awareness and sensitivity significantly improves patient compliance.
Select a culture and discuss the following:
- How does this culture view health promotion and disease prevention (such as immunizations)?
- How does this culture’s spiritual beliefs impact the view of health?
- How does this culture affect your patient care?
- Patient education
- Anticipatory guidance
- Treatments such as medications