Essay about The And The Health Of Health And Human Services

2048 Words Oct 7th, 2016 9 Pages
The purpose of this paper is to discuss one of the video’s, located on the Department of Health and Human Services Website and also available on youtube, that provides resources for a learning opportunity on proper ways to communicate health services among other cultures. I will discuss the video I viewed and the background of the patient in the video. Due to their culture, I will illiterate on how their culture perceives health and illnesses. I will discuss what I believe both the patient and the healthcare workers predominant issue in the video. I will suggest three ways I believe will help overcome this issue, using proven research. Lastly, I will provide three examples of a time that I was presented with a culture barrier, the cultural background of the patient, and how I overcame this issue.
Cultural Background of Patient The cultural background of the family, in the first video on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services video website, involved a Spanish-speaking Latino mother and her daughter (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, n.d.). In the Hispanic/Latino culture, families form a strong bond with generations of family members living in the same household. Hispanic women usually believe in specific gender roles, with the women being more compliant and less assertive than the males. Respect is shown in the Hispanic culture by addressing them using appropriate titles, touching, and showing interest by nodding as a form of understanding (Giger,…

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