Discussion #4


Interview someone from a different cultural background than your own to learn how his or her culture:

  • Perceives illness, including the meaning, causes, and treatment,
  • Views both acute and chronic illnesses.
  • Determine how his or her culture tends to view nurses.
  • Discuss how the perceptions of the interviewee influence his or her  health behavior, including when he or she seeks help and the type of  practitioner he or she consults.
  • From your perspective of a nurse, describe how his or her perceptions differ from your professional perspectives.