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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.

Example:

Korean end of life

 

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

Example:

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.