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ACNA 1110 - Introduction to Health Care

Cultural Beliefs

You will discuss the impact of the following cultural issues on health maintenance and care:

  • Family Dynamics
  • Dietary restrictions/remedies
  • End of life beliefs
  • Beliefs regarding pain
  • Religious beliefs
  • Medical restrictions
  • Beliefs regarding mental illness
  • Herbal remedies

Database Search Tips

Start by searching the following databases:

1. Use the issues from the list above and add it to your assigned patient cultural group.


Korean end of life


2. Add phrases such as "cultural competence" or "health care beliefs" to your assigned cultural group.


cultural competence Muslim patients

Other Resources

Here are a list of resources on cultural issues in medical practice produced by universities, medical professionals, and training organizations.

Guides & eBooks

Here are a list of resources on cultural medicine produced by universities and medical accreditation organizations.