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.
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]
Cultural and Disease Prevalence
Cultural Variation in Development Across the Life Span
Cultural variation in Religion/Spirituality
Death and Dying/Grief
Celebrations and Rites of Passage
Cultural Variation in Alternations in Health
Arts/Music/Storytelling And Aesthetics in relation to health and health care provision
Cultural Variation in Healthcare Provision
Other healthcare providers such as:
[as found in your populations]
Non-allopathic health care practitioners such as a medicine man/woman
Prevailing health care systems Perspectives on:
Cultural competence/ safety/humility , etc.
Education Health Care Intervention
Informal and formal education
Occupation and socio-economic level
Change theory/Culture conflict/Culture lag
Cultural taboos and myths
Ethnocentrism and stereotyping
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?