Cultural assumptions are an important aspect of understanding context. Culture is a system of beliefs (usual habits and practices), values, attitudes and lifestyles of a particular people. Culture can refer to groups of people such as nations or more specific groups such as sporting teams.
As health-care professionals in a multicultural society, we have the opportunity to provide care to patients who have different backgrounds and beliefs.There is no right answer or formula for how to provide culturally-sensitive care. Rather, it requires both a commitment to put the patient's unique situation at the centre of the therapeutic relationship and a willingness to examine one's own assumptions.Compromise and understanding are the keys to developing a culturally-sensitive approach to care. The results will be improved communication, cooperation, patient satisfaction, and ultimately, better outcomes..
it is assumed to be one of the central family-based endowments whose social class value impacts offspring intergenerational educational probabilities unequally. Inequalities in educational stratification and occupational achievement are reproduced via schools. As an analytic concept, cultural capital has generated considerable interest. But as a mechanism of class analysis the social reproduction thesis, and the role of cultural capital in it, cannot be confirmed empirically in large-scale representative, longitudinal data (or across various national settings). The role of teachers and schools, argued in Bourdieu’s theory to be central agents of exclusion and reproduction of class inequality connecting families to stratification outcomes cannot be confirmed in quantitative research.
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