Grand Canyon University: NRS-429V
January 24, 2015
Abstract In this reading you will see three traditions that are different from each other. There’s Vietnamese, Africans and European Americans that have different views within each other health decisions, religious beliefs and environments they grew up in. A comparison in these three will be identified. A description of health benefits and the way they handle sickness and healing will also be identified. The goal is to see that every culture has different ways they handle situations along with different environments they lived in.
Common Health Traditions Based on Cultural Heritages
According to the Vietnamese family health …show more content…
These beliefs guide them to be able to start the healing process and give them a baseline to work with. I discussed with a Vietnamese friend and she stated both of her mom and dad are both from Vietnam. She has 3 brothers and 4 sisters which grew up in an urban setting in Vietnam. Kymberly resided in the United States when she was two years old her parents were 47 years old mother and 49 years old father. She stated she always lived with her parents and stayed in contact with her immediate family aunts, uncles, and cousins. Most of her family didn’t stay near her since she was gone to the United States of America and she never visited them just conversed with them over the phone. Kymberly religious preference is Buddhism and her spouse is Christianity his background is different from hers. While growing up in public school she had seen many people with different religion backgrounds as herself. She doesn’t belong to any institutions but she does practice her religious monthly. When practicing her religion she does it by praying, dieting and celebrating the holidays. Preparing meals within her culture she still practices those traditions along with …show more content…
They also practice sexual abstinence during lactation, they also stay in shape by having wrestling combats when it’s not farming season (Medikka, 2007). They believe in herbs as well that comes from many plants that grown in their country along with cutting of tribal marks which effects the healing. The guy I spoke with is from Umuchu, Nigeria where his mother and father were born. They were never in the United States he came to the United States when he was 23 years old. All his grandparents were born in the same city of Umuchu. As a child he grew up in an urban area with his mom and dad in Umuchu, Nigeria. Ikedi stayed in contact with his family aunts, uncles, and cousins when he was a child and they lived in the same city but not near. He would visit them weekly and his family original name never changed. He grew up in Catholic religion and attended catholic schools where he was an active member in his religious institution. When he came to the United States of America he changed religions over time to Christianity. Ikedi attends his institution throughout the week and while he’s at home he reads the bible, pray and celebrates religious holidays. He still prepares his ethnic meals but he doesn’t participate in his ethnic activities anymore. Ikedi still has friend in the United States with the same ethnic and cultural background