Monthly Archives: September 2013

Que será será: Fatalismo

Today I will discuss another cultural belief: fatalismo. Fatalismo is the belief that one does not have control over his or her future but instead it is left to fate or God. It is the belief that fate cannot be … Continue reading

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Teaching about Respeto in a Spanish for Healthcare Professionals Course

In last week´s post, I discussed the cultural value respeto and the role it plays in pediatrics, mental health, doctor-patient communication and patient compliance. This week I would like to focus first on how to interact adequately with a Latino … Continue reading

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Respeto in the Healthcare Setting

In the last post, I presented general information on the cultural value of respeto. This week, I will present a closer look at how respeto can impact advice given during pediatric appointments and medical interview with adults in regards to … Continue reading

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