Healthcare Considerations for the Hispanic Population

Leslie W. Johnson (North Carolina Central University, USA)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 259
EISBN13: 9781799855439|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2261-5.ch012
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Abstract

The Hispanic community has both positive and negative health indicators related to their Hispanic culture. This chapter details aspects of the Hispanic culture that can influence healthcare prevention, diagnosis, and intervention, including traditional healthcare beliefs and practices. Additionally, various health disparities associated with the Hispanic population are discussed, particularly related to neurological disorders. The chapter concludes with a case study presentation based loosely upon an actual event from a young man with neurocysticercosis. This section details how the patient's Hispanic culture influenced lifestyle choices, which increased risk for this disease, while also detailing how his culture impacted certain aspects of his medical intervention.
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