Amish Culture Essay

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In the United States there is a wide variety of nationality, culture and diversity. The medical field isn’t very different as far as the variety of culture differences goes. For my paper I choose the Amish culture. The Amish differ from my beliefs in many different ways. The medical care in the Amish culture differs from Amish community to community. Many communities within the Amish culture tend not to get medical care for a minor injury or illness. Even though the medical care differs from community to community or from family to family, they all have a common root of the same belief that God is the ultimate healer, as to where I go to the traditional doctors and rely on them as my “healer”. Many Amish individuals are less likely to seek …show more content…
In certain circumstance such as a common headache certain vitamins are known to be more beneficial than traditional medicine. Some of the other medical practices by the Amish I do not agree with, such as no prenatal care, and no preventative care. From what traditional medicine has taught me it’s that the women need the prenatal care for not only her well-being but the well-being of the child as well. Many different DNA malfunctions can happen during the 40-week gestation period and as tradition medicine has taught us it’s that some of those “defects” can be lessened with the help of medication. I also see harm in not getting medical care for a child born with defects or other deformities, with modern medicine we have the ability to either correct some of the effects for the deformities or the defects and in some cases modern medicine has been able to give the individual with the abnormality live and function in …show more content…
If the doctor cannot change the individuals mind about rejecting the lifesaving treatment and a court has established the individual as competent than there’s not a lot that can be done. When in the medical field we must watch out and not step on anyone’s toes or offend anyone. I can see some potential in some of the Amish’s medical practices, however I see most as non-helpful to traditional medicine. Compared to the Amish culture we are leaps and bounds ahead at saving and keeping people alive. For common illnesses and minor aches, the Amish have some beneficial practices, such as vitamins for headaches and minor aches and herbs for certain muscle cramps and pain. When it comes to diversity in the medical field whether patient or co-worker you must always approach the situation with kindness and respect. Treat your co-workers and patients how you would choose to be treated. Never assume you know something about someone based on their cultures, nationality or diversity. Everyone has a different approach to situations and sometimes with multiple ideas to form the best ideas and potential lifesaving treatment in the medical field. If you get the chance to adapt and learn about the different diversities in your medical office than you just might be able to make the office

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