Category Archives: Cross Cultural Communication

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Communicating with  Your Latino Patient Perception of Illness   Patterns of Kinship and Decision Making   Comfort with Touch How does the Latino culture deal with illness? Explaining the Causes of Illness and Disease • Your patient may see illness as an imbalance. The imbalance may be between internal and external sources (for example, hot and cold, [...]

Communicating with  Your Russian Patient Perception of Illness   Patterns of Kinship and Decision Making   Comfort with Touch How does the Russian culture deal with illness? Explaining the Causes of Illness and Disease • Your patient and his or her family may believe that illness is caused by weather or social experiences, such as stress from [...]

Communicating with  Your Korean Patient Perception of Illness   Patterns of Kinship and Decision Making   Comfort with Touch How does the Korean culture deal with illness? Explaining the Cause of Illness and Disease • Your patient may follow Buddhist or Confucian doctrine, viewing illness and death as a natural part of life. • Symptoms may be [...]

Communicating with  Your Vietnamese Patient Perception of Illness   Patterns of Kinship and Decision Making   Comfort with Touch How does the Vietnamese culture deal with illness? Explaining the Cause of Illness and Disease • Your patient may explain illness: 1. As an imbalance between body and nature (yin and yang, male and female, dark and light), [...]