The Cultural Differences of U.S.a - Mexico

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The Cultural Differences of U.S.A - Mexico When working in the healthcare field, a medical assistant will come across many different types of diversity. There are many different types of diversity other than race. There is religion, language, gender, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, and geographical regions. I will be telling you about how healthcare is different in the Mexican culture. There must be an understanding of the culture and how their rituals and beliefs differ from Western medicine, and knowing how to handle each situation can make the patient's time in the clinical setting more comfortable and enjoyable if medical staff was educated and aware of the differences. There are different types of cultures and diversity in the healthcare field in the United States; healthcare is needed by all types of people. Mexicans: Doctors, dentists, soberer (a type of acupressure), curanderos (descendentes of ancient shaman) and homegrown family "nurses". In almost all Mexican families, one or more of the women act as first aid specialists. Treating minor health problems with a whole host of medicinal herbs to be taken orally or topologically. An injecting family member with medicines and vitamins requiring needed and syringe. The law regarding the distribution of medical care creates major differences between our two cultures. In Mexico you do not need a doctor's prescription to buy most pharmaceuticals or obtain laboratory tests and x-rays. The result is more "self-diagnosis and treatment". If symptoms exist indicating an infection, Mexicans will go directly to a laboratory to confirm the existence of one. If an infection is detected, the patient will most likely go to a pharmacist for the necessary antibiotic. this approach eliminates the need for a doctor visit and the accompanying costs. If there is an injury to the muscular skeletal system, Mexican

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