you want a general overview of broad culture areas?
so, you can read the profiles contained in this section. Remember, they
and should not be used to stereotype
any individual member of any specific group. There are many diverse cultures
within each culture area, and again, within each country. Even within
an individual family you will find differences in beliefs and behavior.
Factors such as class, SES, age, gender, education, and time in the U.S.
will often affect their beliefs and behaviors as much as their culture.
These profiles are merely meant to be a very broad overview of some of
the more common patterns that may manifest in healthcare settings. They
are best used to understand behavior, rather than to predict it.
You can click the links above to go directly to a particular cultural
If you feel
that a group has been misrepresented, please contact
me. I will take your comments and suggestions into serious consideration
as I update the web site.