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Supportive Care in Heart Failure$
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James Beattie and Sarah Goodlin

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780198570288

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.001.0001

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Challenges of Cultural Diversity

Challenges of Cultural Diversity

(p.451) Chapter 25 Challenges of Cultural Diversity
Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Cynthia R. Goh

Oxford University Press

This chapter addresses the challenges of transcultural issues. Values comprise ideas about the things that are important in life and they guide the rest of the manifestations of culture. Values include basic concepts, such as the sanctity of life, and the relative importance of self versus the family or social group. Cultural considerations in illness disclosure are presented. In addition, the interface between different systems and concepts of disease, the understanding of symptoms, and fear of morphine are shown. There is much cultural diversity with regard to how gender differences are viewed. The chapter then considers the interactions between religions, interaction of cultures, and practical considerations.

Keywords:   cultural diversity, morphine, gender, religions, illness disclosure, disease, symptoms

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