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Access the interactive media piece, “Social, Behavioral, and Cultural Factors in Public Health: Increasing Cultural Competency.” You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin/ Important;;;; Answer the question that follow or edit my answer.Not more than 10 % Turnitin is accepted. Navigate and review the information in the interactive media piece and complete the assessment at the end. The assessment is based on the information presented in the media piece (although you may also apply what you have learned from other course readings to complete the assessment). After completing the assessment, save the document as an Acrobat PDF file and submit the assignment to the instructor. You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Course Title: Social, Behavioral, and Cultural Factors in Public Health Bolivia 1) How is the Guarani culture contributing to the spread of Chagas disease? In Bolivia,the gurani cultures contributes to the spread of the Chagas disease because it might be hard to diagnosis the Chagas diease because of the lack of communication with the Guarani culture and the health care professional. The culture might believe in the dominate cultures mainstream views of on health care and how to prevent diease and might believe in traditional medicine. 2) As a public health professional, what key steps would need to be taken to address barriers for preventing Chagas disease while still preserving important practices of their culture? As a public health professional, i will educate Bolivia locals the economic inpact of being sick. I will encourage behavior related to eliminating the domestic insect vectors, such as cleaning of the home, backyard and corral. I will learn their culture and tradition, and get people from their culture and educate aboute this diesease; they might trust trust someone from their cunture more. I will encourage projects for building healthy living homes and for health education depends on the value given to these projects by the community. I will also go to wemen groups to educate on healthy living environment, 3) What challenges could a public health professional confront when working on public health projects with indigenous populations like the Guarani? public health professional will have a problem of trust from the local Bolivia people. Bolivia is a poor country, so security will be a problem. health care worker could themself be sick sine the environment is not healthy, and we have the sick people as and the insect vector. China 1) What are some key components of TCM that are different than westernized medicine? Western medicine relies on the belief that disease is a defect within the human body or a destructive process caused by a specific outside pathogen. In Western cultures, medical doctors use reductionism to employ diagnostic tools, find the disease-causing invader, control symptoms and cure the disease. TCM looks at multiple symptoms and their pattern of illness specific to the individual and delineates their cause from a combination of negative imbalances within the lifestyle, psyche, and effects of environmental stress, trauma or invasion by external pathogens. TCM utilizes a holistic approach to medicine and does not try to find one exact reason for illness; instead, it acknowledges that there are several factors that contribute to problems arising in the body. 2) Why would it be difficult to collect scientific evidence to show the effectiveness of TCM? majority of Chinise traditional healing practices are based on intuitive principles of diseases involving the imbalance of elemental qualities. There is no scientific base on Chinese medicine; TCM is largely based precious experience of life 3) How may traditional Chinese views of the body and illness clash with modern medicine? .TCM but will opt for Western medicine in particular situations, such as when they are hoping to quickly alleviate their symptoms or when they are certain about what is making them sick.Chinese views of the body and illness clash with modern medicine becoause diagnostic skill involves developing the abilities to observe subtle appearances; to observe that which is right in front of us, but escapes the observation of most people India 1) How are the three primary forces, also known as the doshas, connected to health and illness? In India the Doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha govern all physical and mental processes and provide every living being with an Page 1 Student: Ngulefac Achard Achaleke Date: 06/30/16 Course Title: Social, Behavioral, and Cultural Factors in Public Health individual blueprint for health and fulfillment. 2) What are some similarities between Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine? Ayurveda, the ancient tradition of India, is often translated as the “science of life,” but this is a poor representation of the term. Science refers to a method of study that was developed long after Ayurveda; reading Ayurvedic texts, one sees a religious document rather than a scientific one, Providing guidelines on ideal daily and seasonal routines, diet, behavioral with the better use of our senses 3) How would Ayurveda shape the way Indian’s think about their body in health and illness? Patients’ health beliefs can have a profound impact on clinical care They can encourage or discourage treatement or preventive efforts, delay or complicate medical care and result in the use of folk remedies that can be beneficial . The Indian will understand their health is rooted in nature and that any illness could be eliminated through your mind, body,and proper disease prevention to eliminate ilnesses Mozambique 1) How are traditional African perceptions regarding health and illness affecting the spread of HIV/AIDS in Mozambique? culture is plaing a part in this affrican nation; cultural practices exacerbate HIV and AIDS and more importantly, provide culturally sensitive alternatives to these harmful practices. The traditional African perceptions regarding health and illness affecting the spread of HIV/AID’s in Mozambique is female circcumsions.The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) (1994:4) report says that women are more vulnerable to AIDS than men, for a number of reasons such as the collapse of support system 2) When developing HIV/AIDS programming in Africa, why should the community always be involved? Should traditional healers also play a role? With increasing threat of HIV epidemic and critical shortage of human resources for health it is essential that traditional healers are included in the HIV/AIDS prevention program. Social stigmas surrounding sexual transmitted diseases (STDs) and AIDS keep many from turning to the public health system for testing and treatment. Local healers will play a role for those people who want to have traditional healers as part of their treatment team, this will also increase trust. 3) When should public health professionals try to change traditional African cultures and beliefs and when should they not? The only time public health professional whould change traditional africal culture is when peoples.s life is at risk. Continues educatiion is important so that the people will have their culturs , and belifs.Culture consists of a body of learned beliefs, traditions, and guides for behaving and interpreting behavior that are shared among members of a particular group. It includes values, beliefs, customs, communication styles, behaviors, practices, and institutions. Nicaraqua 1) What characteristics surrounding the Grisi Siknis illness make it a culture bound syndrome? The Grisi Siknis is call the crazy sickness; characterized by long periods of anxiety, dizziness, fear, and irrational anger. The most frightening symptom is the tendency to experience episodes of frenzied behaviour. It is also known as “grisi munaia”, “Chipil siknis” and “Nil siknis”. More recently cases occurring amongst people of Spanish descent have also been reported. 2) As a public health professional, how would you address the prevention of this illness? Educating the population is important. teach the population the roots of this desease .Let people know the effect of this diease. educate the population on treatement options and complications; enducate of cure / prevention. Page 2 Student: Ngulefac Achard Achaleke Date: 06/30/16 Course Title: Social, Behavioral, and Cultural Factors in Public Health 3) What perceptions regarding health and illness are leading the Miskito Indians to be affected by Grisi Siknis? The ysee this disease as the crazy sickness and illness that is from god. Residents say it’s related to the supernatural: An evangelical reverend says the phenomenon is a sign of ”the end of times” while a Catholic priest conducts ”preventive exorcisms” and urges his faithful to pray for protection against demonic forces. And witch doctors are giving children charms to protect them from witchcraft and dwarfs Page 3

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