Cultural Heritage Research Paper

1119 Words 5 Pages
The Heritage assessment tool includes personal ethnic, support system, living surroundings, eating habits, religion and cultural background. Different cultures have their own special traditions, which can inherit from generation to generation and consciously or unconsciously affect individuals. These concepts deal with person’s physical, mental and spiritual belief. Every individual has their own heritage, and this is very different among different cultures (Spector 2009). According to Culture in Development website, Cultural heritage can influence people in intangible or tangible approaches. Cultural Heritage is an expression of the ways of living developed by a community and passed on from generation to generation, including customs, practices, …show more content…
Heritage assessment is a sine qua none to approach the cultural competency.
The first person, whom I was interviewing, is from Thailand and now lives in America with kids and her husband. She is a devout Buddhist who believes ‘’karma’’, you get what you pay, so she is enthusiastic in participating religious activities, such as praying, diet and celebrating religious holidays and promoting the public welfare. She believes her god will protect and bring health and happiness to her. She prefers foods of her ethnic background so she will cook and prepare special national foods. Participating ethnic activities is important family tradition for her family. The common way in health maintenance is self-control, not excess diet and proper exercise, but she also follows with her primary care physician every two
…show more content…
she has a good relationship with her relatives and they live nearby. Her religion is Protestant and she is an active member who goes to church once a week with her family and participate praying, bible reading, die and celebrating religious holidays. She practices her religious at home and workplace. She also enjoys preparing and eating her ethnic food. Her friends come from same religious and ethnic background. The way she maintains her health is annual checking up. she tries to avoid high fat, sugar and sodium food in her diet as well as regularly exercise. She expressed that she was barely to get sick, but when she got a cold or had flu symptoms, she used herbs or traditional remedies from her country. To review the Ethiopia from socioeconomic background, people suffer low income and lack of medical resources. The health of both adults and children in Ethiopia is threatened by a number of factors, among them poverty, malnutrition, malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and other communicable diseases (Bekele, Kefale, & Tadesse, 2008). It is difficult for Ethiopians to think about health maintenance, protection and restoration. Try to survive in this surrounding is already a big challenge. Religion is their spiritual sustenance and

Related Documents