Based on what you’ve read this week (assigned article), what are some psychological, social, or cultural influences that affect how illnesses are treated and how people adhere to their health care provider’s advice? Did you learn anything that made you think differently about healthcare delivery?
(2) The assigned article (available under documents tab) highlights the importance of patient-centered culturally sensitive healthcare, and discusses how this care includes three important aspects: (1) the cultural sensitivity of healthcare providers (e.g., doctors), (2) the cultural sensitivity of healthcare front desk office staff, and (3) the cultural sensitivity of the healthcare clinic environment and policies. Reflect on your own healthcare experiences. Which aspect of culturally sensitive healthcare is most important to you? Which of these three components of care most influences your perception of your overall healthcare experience and why?