Flashcards in Definitions Deck (31)
What is culture?
Shared pattern of values and behaviours shared over time to guide the decisions and actions of a group.
What is Enculturation?
Childhood culture socialization.
What is Acculturation?
Adopting and adapting to characteristics, a new culture.
What is Assimilation?
Minority group adopts attitudes and customs of mainstream culture.
What is Multiculturalism?
Many cultures existing within a society.
What is Cultural Competency?
Ongoing process of growth and development.
What is Invisible culture?
What is Collectivism?
Focus on family or the group.
What is Health?
The balance of the person, both within one's being--physical, mental, and spiritual.
What is Allopathic?
- Modern care
- Conventional care
What is Homeopathic?
What is aromatherapy?
Ancient science that uses essential plant oils to produce strong, physical and emotional effects in the body
What is hypnotherapy?
The use of hypnosis to stimulate emotions and control involuntary responses such as blood pressure
What is ayurvedic?
Four thousand-year-old method of healing originating in India.
What is Qi gong?
Form of Chinese traditional medicine. It combines movement, meditation, and regulation of breathing.
What is santeria?
A syncretic religion comprising both African and Catholic beliefs.
What is voodoo?
A religion that is a combination of Christianity and African Yoruba religious beliefs.
What is culture in the end-of-life?
Shapes values, beliefs, and practices. Is intensified by death.
What are attitudes in the end-of-life?
Come from parents, grandparents, education and socio-economic status, religion.
What are health care providers in the end-of-life care?
Must have knowledge to provide culturally competent end of life and palliative care.
Strong feelings exist related to:
- Decision making (family, physician)
- Diagnosis (truth telling)
- Perceptions (suffering)
- Organ donation
What is Deaf Culture?
Status within the culture does not depend on the level of hearing loss, but the attitude towards it.
What is illness?
Imbalance of one's being-- physical, mental, and spiritual
What is pain?
A universal human experience. However, there is a difference in how it is:
What is threshold?
The level where a client describes as painful.
What is tolerance?
Greatest level of pain
Can speak 2 languages.
In Canada refers to English/French.
Generally refers to written communication b/c translators deal with words written.