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Department of Nursing, College of Professional Studies, National University, San Diego, CA, USA


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    Hispanic culture and healthcare in the United States: One person’s perspective
    Author(s): Melanie Julia Johnson* and Hope Rosemarie Farquharson

    Culturally competent care in the United States? There are approximately 60.4 million people of Hispanic origin living the United States today. This population is the largest minority population in our country and many healthcare providers will come in contact with persons of this culture when providing care. This population is rich in tradition and religious foundation often guiding healthcare beliefs and health practices in the home. Cultural beliefs, and religious affiliation, in conjunction with barriers to healthcare such as lack of access to care, healthcare provider unfamiliarity with the culture, perception of care, and language are all factors that deter people of this culture from getting medical help and attention when needed. The purpose of this article is to familiarize the reader with some common beliefs and traditions in the Hispanic culture .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37532/jnrp.2019.3(4).1-2


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