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Chapter 2- Culture

A process whereby a minority group gradually adopts the customs and attitudes of the dominant culture. Srivastava 2007 pg 29
Refers to the multi-ethnic communities that form the fabric of Canadian society, where ethnicity is seen as a positive quality and not as a means of undermining Canadian identity. Srivastava 2007 pg. 29
The role of healthcare providers is to identify and respond to cultural needs by striving to perceive the situation from the client's point of view, to compare it to their own, and to mediate between the two to achieve interventions that are mutually derived, satisfactory, and appropriate. Srivastava 2007 pg. 36
Behaviours of individuals should be understood and judged from the context of their own cultural systems. Healthcare providers becoming knowledgeable about the" cultures of their constituent patients and learning about their lifestyles and culturally determined health beliefs and behaviours" Srivastava 2007 pg. 33
A condition in which many cultures coexist in society and maintain their cultural differences. or can refer to the public policy of managing cultural diversity in a multi-ethnic society. Srivastava 2007 pg. 29
Tailored to specific communities. Rather than serve a diverse client population, these services fill an unmet need for one or more specific underserved population. Srivastava 2007 pg. 36
Refers to equality with respect to opportunity, access, and outcome and the notion of giving each person her/his due. Srivastava 2007 pg.43
Individuals who are knowledgeable about the two cultures involved, having some legitimacy in both cultures, and can serve as culture brokers .Srivastava 2007 pg. 36
Can be thought of as conceptual landscapes or sets of ideas that form the overall picture on a given topic. Srivastava 2007 pg. 28
Understanding culture reflected the anthropological perspective and focused on learning about the variations in values and beliefs regarding illness, health, and health care of different cultures or cultural literacy. Also known as the culture-specific approach Srivastava 2007 pg. 33
Attempts to match clients and healthcare providers of the same ethnic background is referred to as? Srivastava 2007 pg.43
When an individual or group is automatically designated to have certain characteristics without further exploration of what actually exists. Srivastava 2007 pg. 35