q. Group identity; importance and type of family structure; cohesiveness within
the group; traditional roles of men and women.
r. "Visibility" of ethnic background (that is, Black, Oriental).
s. Disorders specific to a cultural group (that is, Tay-Sachs, sickle cell anemia).
t. Attitudes about school; educational level and aspirations of most members of
u. Predominant occupations within the group; role models.
v. "Americanization" of younger members.
w. Numbers of people belonging to that group in the same geographic area as
the health care facility.
x. Prejudices within a cultural group relating to other members of the same
y. Stereotypes about other cultural/ethnic groups.
z. Mixed families (mixed races, religions, or cultural backgrounds).
1-30. SOCIOCULTURAL BELIEFS ABOUT ILLNESS, ITS CAUSES, AND CURES
a. Examples of Differences in Beliefs About the Causes of Illness.
(a) Man is inherently good.
(b) Illness is caused when the person comes into contact with
pollutants, such as blood or a corpse.
(a) Native Americans follow these three concepts:
3 Health maintenance.