Common Fire Safety And Injury Prevention Essay

978 Words Dec 19th, 2016 4 Pages
These beliefs towards medical decision-making translate to the bigger picture of CRR in that acceptance of common fire safety and injury prevention concepts may require consulting the rest of the family with final decisions being made by the dominate male figure. Fatalism, or fatalismo, is a trait, not typically found in North Americans, that is often displayed in people from South and Central America expressing the belief that they can do little to control fate (Carteret, 2011) (Gonzalez & Topf, 2007). Since many Hispanics, especially males, believe that their safety and health is in the hands of God, they may exhibit risky behaviors, ignore hazards, or decline treatments for medical conditions. In addition, because of the fatalismo culture, Hispanics may fail to take common preventative health measures (Carteret, 2011). The same failure to take preventative health measures may translate to other general safety measures in the Hispanic home. Hispanics in the United States have a strong desire to maintain their cultural values and therefore utilize their native language to help achieve that goal. According to a survey completed by Pew Research Center, 95% of Hispanics said it is either “very important” (75%) or “somewhat important” (20%) that future generations living in the U.S. speak Spanish (Taylor, Lopez, Martinez, & Velasco, 2014). In the home, 79% of Hispanics are most comfortable speaking Spanish with 90% learning Spanish as their primary language (Boy Scouts…

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