Health Related Changes In My Family

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I live with my parents and five siblings. My mother’s name are Sharon Bailey and my father’s name is Everald Bailey. I have one brother and four sisters; from oldest to youngest their name is Lakisha Bailey, Angeleta Bailey, Sacha Bailey and Shanel Bailey and my brother’s name is Christopher Bailey. Other members such as aunts and uncle lives in Jamaica, New Jersey and New York. The health related changes that my family faced most recently is my father’s father passing away on October 10, 2015 and my aunt has been diagnosed with having diabetes. Christopher is thirty-five years old and he is a construction worker. My sister Lakisha just migrated here to America from Jamaica in May of 2015 and she is thirty-three years old. She has a bachelors …show more content…
Being strong and physical fit is good health. I ask my grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles how concern were they about their health growing up and they said not as concern as they are now. They did not go to doctor’s visit or visit a dentist; when diagnosed with a something they did not take it seriously. What my parents believed caused illness when growing up were not eating right and lack of exercise. However, my father will always believe someone did it to him or someone is trying to punish him. The views of my parents are somewhat similar to the views of my grandparents, what my grandparents believed caused illness were voodoo or punishment from God because of something he/she did. What my aunts and uncles believe caused illness is body size and not eating right. Whenever I was sick my parents always told me to drink so tea or soup and I will feel better. Most Jamaican parents think drinking tea cures any and everything. Whenever I have a cold, stomach pain or a broken bone; my parents would always tell me to drink tea and I will feel better. Also, when I have a headache my father will tell me to rub my head with alcohol or vinegar. Their attitude towards doctors are respectful even though sometimes they do not believe what the doctor says. They also believe in the power of prayer to heal all sicknesses but most times they listen to the …show more content…
They also believe in eating better, exercise; at lease walking for 20 minutes a day or more and prayers. The most advance illness that were treated at home is a cold or the flu. These illness were cured by staying warm, dress in a lot of clothing, drinking tea and soup, taking a warm bath and cold medicines. The impact of gender roles on decision made about health and illness is based on the person who is ill. For example, if my cousin is ill her mother will normally give her home remedies to heal her or if it is too advance she will take her to the doctor or if I am ill my mother make the decision on what is best for me and if my grandparents are ill we normally all come together to make an decision on what is best for him or her. If someone was sick in my family depending on the relationship like what I said above takes charge of one another. If the elderly is sick I am not sure who would be in charge and cared for him or her because I have not been in that situation yet but I am assuming we all would come together to decide who will take care of the elderly. Possibly hiring a home health aide or taking turns caring for them. We do not believe in letting an elderly relative living in a nursing

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