Trident Bhs 414 Case Module 1

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TUI University
David Webster
Case Study Module 1
BHS 414: Cross-Cultural Health Perspectives
Dr. Kate Masely
February 24, 2013
 From a cultural perspective, is it unusual that Grandmother Marietta is the primary caregiver?  Discuss the ways in which Lanesha, Grandma Marietta and Hannah Healthcare approach this situation from totally different perspectives.  How does Lanesha's temperament affect the situation?

 What responsibilities do health care providers have in this situation?

In this case module I was asked to watch a video lecture and to review learning activity number one. I was then asked to answer and discuss four different question; from a cultural perspective, is it unusual that Grandmother Marietta is the primary caregiver? Discuss the ways in which Lanesha, Grandmother Marietta and Hannah Healthcare approach this situation from totally different perspectives. How does Lanesha’s temperament affect the situation? Finally, what responsibilities do health care providers have in this situation?

The lecture provided by Dr. Susan Horky, in the video provides an insightful answer as to why it is not unusual for Lanesha’s Grandmother, Marietta, to be her primary caregiver. The percentage of grandparents who are primary caregivers for their grandchildren is higher for African Americans than for Latino or Caucasian children. Twelve percent of African American children live with their grandparents. In contrast, 5.8 percent of Latino and 3.6 percent of Caucasian children live with their grandparents. (Horky, n.d.). This is believed to have a great deal of influence that regardless of the situation that the family should stay together at all costs. (Horky, n.d.). 12 percent is not a large number compared to the entire population. However, in comparison with specific details of ethnicity, the African American population is more than doubled in respect to grandparents being primary care givers....
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