Ultural Comparison of the Muslim African and Catholic Mexican cultures related to Healthcare

This is a two-part assignment… I have completed part one and would like the same format followedI would like to send the paper along with the outline for part two.

Cultural Assessment
A theoretically based cultural assessment of your own culture (Catholic Mexican) and targeted population (Muslim African) using the concepts found in the course content/outline. A written paper comparing and contrasting these populations will be submitted in 2 intervals.

Part II content:
Cultural Bio and Ethno variations
Biocultural variations in health and illness
[be sure that biovariations as well cultural specific (called a?culture bounda?) diseases are identified; i.e., a?frighta?, a?sustoa? examples for the Hispanic culture]
Ethnopharmacology
Ethnonutrition
Ethnopsychology
Cultural and Disease Prevalence

Cultural Variation in Development Across the Life Span
Childbearing
Children
Adults
Elderly

Cultural variation in Religion/Spirituality
Birth
Childhood illness
Death and Dying/Grief
Celebrations and Rites of Passage
Religious Practitioners

Cultural Variation in Alternations in Health
Chronic Illness
Mental Health
Acute Illness/Hospitalization
Pain

Arts/Music/Storytelling And Aesthetics in relation to health and health care provision

Cultural Variation in Healthcare Provision
Nursing
Pharmacy
Nutrition
Other healthcare providers such as:
Physical therapist
Occupational therapist
[as found in your populations]
Non-allopathic health care practitioners such as a medicine man/woman
Legal Systems

Prevailing health care systems Perspectives on:
Diagnosis
Cultural competence/ safety/humility , etc.
Cultural assessment

Education Health Care Intervention
Informal and formal education
Learning Styles
Occupation and socio-economic level

Change theory/Culture conflict/Culture lag
Felt need
Heart language
Cultural taboos and myths
Ethnocentrism and stereotyping

Therapeutic Syncretism

Areas to consider when developing the cultural assessment:
What are the underlying beliefs and values that drive the way the culture is constructed? Particularly this area of the culture.
What is the importance of understanding these areas in interacting with these populations?
What is the importance of these areas in its relation to the populationas health?
What does this information provide that would impacts health care provision such as direct patient care, teaching public health care primary, secondary or tertiary prevention?
What would a person need to do differently for each of the cultures represented for interactions and interventions to be efficacious?
What does the area look like?
Where does one find the information related to the area of discussion?
Why is it important?
What are the appropriate protocols, rituals or behaviors required to interact in relation to this area
Are specialists required to interact and participate in the area or is it common for everyone to participate?