Nvironment, Culture, Ethnicity and Health

Base on this ethnic group Orthodox Greek
Goals:
Based on the understanding of the concepts and principles studied in this course, you
have started to develop the appropriate culturally competent approach needed to
address most of todayas public health problems. Now, you can understand the dynamic
forces contributing to cultural diversity and the impact of cultural and social issues on the
publicas health. incorporate the following five areas into the
research of your culture. Your paper must be 5, double-spaced, type written pages, but
no more than 15.

Your paper MUST address the following FIVE areas.
a? History of your ethnic group in the USA and/or South Florida
a? Traditional perceptions of health & illness
a? Traditional healing methods and views on death
a? Current healthcare problems of your group as per the state or national census
findings: for example, high blood pressure or diabetes.
a? Sources must include a bibliography. I highly recommend: interviews with
people within the given community, personal observations & photographs.

Nvironment, Culture, Ethnicity and Health

I would like you to create a questionnaire that could be used in a health care setting OR a business setting, such as sales, a spa, gym, etc.

The name of this project is the  CULTURAL ASSESSMENT TOOL . It is to be designed according to your own specifications. It can be a check list, fill-in-the-blank, circle the appropriate, yes-no, or any type of format you think appropriate. Please put yourself in the position of the person you are trying to assess. Would you want to fill out an essay format? I doubt it! Would you like pictures or drawings? Consider the ease of format, the length, the wording, the simplicity of the directions, the space to write in, etc. I expect you will use questions based on the concepts we discuss in class. In the past I have received brochures, questionnaires, pictionaries, etc. I would expect that this would be about two pages or more. Keep it concise for the benefit of your client! For example, some of the following types of questions could help us gain insight into the client s traditions:

Where were you born?
When did you come to the US?
What is the language spoken at home?
Whom do you live with?
What is your religious preference?
What is your daily routine?
How do you treat a cold or flu?
What is your diet?
Etc, etc.

Nvironment, Culture, Ethnicity and Health

Interview an elder of your family, preferrably, your grandmother or great-
grandmother. Ask the following questions and put the answers in essay format, Please feel free to interject your opinions and
feelings in the essay.
What is her ethnic background/country of origin/religion?
What does she do to maintain HEALTH/health? Also, if she can remember, what did her
mother do?
What Home remediesdoes she use to treat illness? Also, if she can remember, what did
her mother do?
How do her religious/spiritual beliefs define birth? What rituals accompany this event?
How do her religious/spiritual beliefs define death? What rituals accompany this event?