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Name some physiological needs.
Food, Clothing, Shelter
Name some Safety Needs
Insurance coverage, prescription plan, Medicare, Pension
Name some social needs.
Friends, Family, Pets
Name some Ego Needs.
Awards Recognition
Pet Therapy
Self Esteem needs
Medical Specialists
Women were accepted as healers in primitive societies. Later cultures reduced their status to that of being allowed to care only for women and to assist in childbirth.
In Western Cultures women not accepted as medical doctors until the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
·It was first to give women this status.
·In Am. first fem was Elizabeth Blackwell who became a doctor in 1849.
In Western Cultures women not accepted as medical doctors until the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
·It was first to give women this status.
·In Am. first fem was Elizabeth Blackwell who became a doctor in 1849.
Attitude Toward Illness In The Past
Attitude Toward Illness In The Past
·Sick person was most likely shunned
oIe. leper colony in Hawaii
·Pagan religions abandoned individuals thought to be ill.
oIe. Pregnancy termination
Patient Process
· Elder Care/Child Abuse
· AIDS/HIV
· Handicapped
· Terminally Ill
Cultural Heritage In Medicine
The informed and caring health professional will recognize that a persons culture and ethnic heritage play an enormous role in health care.
Ie. Female doesn’t want a male scanning her
Ie. Jews cannot conduct business on the Sabbath
Give an example of where culture plays a role in a person's health care.
A female not allowing a male to scan her.

A Jew not doing business on the Sabbath.
List the 5 stages of Maslow's Heirarchy.
1. Physiological Needs
2. Safety Needs
3. Social Needs
4. Ego Needs
5. Self-Actualization
Who was the first female physician?

And what year did she become a physician?
Elizabeth Blackwell

1849
How did Native Americans treat the ill?
They showed kindness and compassion EXCEPT in times of famine. In times of famine the sick and elderly committed suicide. Considered noble.

Eskimos put on ice floes.
How did Romans and Greeks treat ill?
They did not treat hopelessly ill or deformed.

Unwanted infants were disposed of quickly or left to die.
Attitudes Toward Illness Today

·Right to choose life or death ie DNR
·Physician assisted suicide ie Kavorkian
·Many are fearful of illness ie. AIDS
Attitudes Toward Illness Today

·Right to choose life or death ie DNR
·Physician assisted suicide ie Kavorkian
·Many are fearful of illness ie. AIDS
Medical Treatments
·Anesthesia to allev pain during surgery
·Realize that some bact cause disease
·Antiseptic sprays
·Antibiotics
Medical Treatments
·Anesthesia to allev pain during surgery
·Realize that some bact cause disease
·Antiseptic sprays
·Antibiotics
What are some of the limitations of modern medicine?
We still do not have cure for Cancer or AIDS.