MN 580 Purdue Global University Primary Care Discussion

Culture affects our view of health, wellness, illness, and death. As a Primary Care Provider, it is essential you have some awareness of your patient’s and family’s culture. Studies have shown that incorporating cultural awareness and sensitivity significantly improves patient compliance.

Select a culture and discuss the following:

How does this culture view health promotion and disease prevention (such as immunizations)?

How does this culture’s spiritual beliefs impact the view of health?

  • How does this culture affect your patient care?
  • Communication
  • Patient education
  • Anticipatory guidance
  • Treatments such as medications