Attitude Of Diversity In America

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Thousands of refugees and immigrants come to America every year seeking a safe place to live, and the opportunities that America is known to offer. Each of these people comes with their own culture and values that they have built their lives on. In general, it’s safe to say that these cultures and values have a place in our country, considering we call ourselves “the land of the free”. However, with this plethora of opportunity and advancement, comes an attitude of superiority. Our way is best, and we aren’t very open to accepting new ideas if they aren’t similar to our own. One huge example of this superiority complex is western medicine. While significantly more advanced than many parts of the world, we still have much to learn. When these …show more content…
How is one supposed to communicate when they literally can’t understand what is being said? It would prove very difficult for the physician to obtain consent to perform any medical procedures, let alone inform the patient/ patient’s parents what is going on. This can be very upsetting to the patient and the parents, simply because they don’t know what is going on, why they are in pain, or what is wrong with them. Another important issue with this language barrier is not being able to take prescribed medications on time, or in the right amount, or at all. If you can’t read what the label says, and you can’t understand what your doctor is telling you to do, how are you supposed to listen to “doctor’s …show more content…
If you go to any new country, even to visit, let alone live, there is often a huge culture shock. The billions of people on the earth all have different beliefs and values of their own, and adapting to new ways of life can prove to be difficult. So what happens when your child develops a disease or disorder that you in your culture perceive as a blessing, but in the place you live now, they call it life threatening? Beyond that, what if, you take the advice given to you, and give your child the medications on time and in the right dosage, and your child completely changes? The logical thing for you to do would be to stop giving your child this unusual medicine that comes from a place you don’t even necessarily trust. Any parent can understand not wanting to watch your child hurt, or turn into someone you don’t even know. So is it our job to blame the parents, and deem them as non-compliant, when it is completely understandable given that they don’t know why this is happening? On one hand, if it is a danger to the child, it is important to make sure that the child is getting the right medications and treatment, and if the parent is standing in the way of that, there should be some sort of action taken. This can be troubling when it is obvious that the parent is intending to act in the child’s best interest. No loving parent would intentionally hurt their

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