Category Archives: Culture

Latino patients and the flu vaccine

This week I am taking a break from discussing teaching Latino culture to medical professionals to discuss something more pertinent this time of year: flu vaccines.  Each year, Latino patients are less likely to receive the flu vaccine than any … Continue reading

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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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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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Presenting machismo and marianismo in the classroom. A brief overview

Now that I have presented an idea of what both marianismo and machismo are (or are not) as well as the impact they can have on health and well-being, I would like to offer some possible ways to introduce these … Continue reading

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