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In each of the case studies the patients being studied seem uneducated, and a few may even have a few mental health issues but it is only because of the way they were raised to view the body. It seems that all of these factors; individual, educational, socio-economics, environmental; tie into the way these people handle things such as blood. However, the health beliefs and behaviors primarily are the result of educational factors because all of the case studies have a range of ages and intelligence; there are each different poverty statuses and also different health facilities available for each of the studies. While there is also ranging educational factors, the ethnic background of each of these studies has the most to do with the way they view the human body. Ethnic is by definition “pertaining to or characteristics of a people, especially a group, sharing a common and distinctive culture, religion, language or the like.”( http://www.dictionary.com/browse/ethnic ) Knowing this and grouping each of these studies into their own ethnics, it creates a pattern reading how each of these studies views their own bodies and how they treat sickness. Looking at the first case study, the patient was raised by plumbers, and then she married a plumber so she looked at the human body like a system. Once the human body was explained to her she understood it, and her behavior changed, that is an educational factor. In the second case study, done on how people feel about giving or receiving organs you can different factors tie into this, such as educational and individual but it comes down to how the individuals were educated, through home, or a religion of sorts, that will determine how they feel about organ donation. In the third case study we can observe that the women in Southern Wales view their menstrual cycles as bad blood and that then heaviness or lightness of the flow as a cleanse, staying away from things that would lighten up the flow, even dreading the natural menopause because it would mean the cleanse would stop happening. This again just repeated is how all of these women as a group and culture were taught as young girls becoming women. In case study four the women who are menstruating are seen as harmful and weakening to men, this is the group’s interpretation of the monthly cycle that women go through. In case study five women of Latin-American decedent felt that cold foods or even cold air could affect the menstrual cycle. In case study number six done right here in America where there are public schools that teach health classes no matter the poverty status or housing that the patients live in. Yet, they these patients still think that eating high acidic foods, will affect a heavy or light flow, when in it would actually affect their diet, and their entire body. In case study seven from Cape Verde Islands, we see an ethnic group that sees blood from old injuries as “sleeping blood” the doctors in this area understood and with drew blood that had pooled at the injury site and the patient had immediate relief. The doctors in this area were educated in the people’s beliefs and understood, and knew how to treat the patient. In case study eight the beliefs are that blood is irreplaceable, the countries are struggling with blood donations because the people are not educated on the fact that blood can be donated, and more blood will be produced in the body. In the last case study it talks about dirty or lost blood, blood that is dirty from sickness, and organisms, blood that is lost from testing at hospitals both dirty and lost blood can be replenished by eating red foods. This is the thought process that as been passed down and around in this group of people and is seen as right to them. If all of these groups were taught at an early age how the human body works, their beliefs would be different. Each ethnic and group has a different way of doing things, and even religions that have a large part in how these groups view the human body, in this life and the next. How would you educate each group keeping in mind the different religions and ethnic backgrounds? In a case study (http://eds.a.ebscohost.com/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=50c2149a-19c7-495c-aece-0c175db3b0de%40sessionmgr4008&vid=5&hid=4211) I found on Galileo it talks about making the physical activities more focused in different ways for different ethnic groups, this is the way we should also look at when wanting to treat and educate the patients.
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