The city of Miami is defined by the ascendancy of Hispanics. At 63.5% they illustrate the majority of the population, with Blacks at 18.5% and Whites at 15.4% following behind. (Figure A) The Hispanic population can most directly be attributed to the immigration of Cuban exiles during the mid and late twentieth century. The state of Florida houses 77% of the Cuban population within the United States, the city of Miami containing the largest number. (www.census.gov)
Over the years the Mexican health beliefs has been influenced by tradition, Indian supernatural rituals, and a strong influence of European folk medicine from Spain. Throughout Latin America these beliefs and practices are shared widely. The health system is all very close related to the culture just as anything they do as a distinct race of people. Health to the Mexican people is seen as a gift from God, however; illness is always looked at imbalance from an outside force. So in hind sight it is seen as God punishing one for their sins. For an individual to be inevitable they must be able to endure illness. Traditionally there are many ways and solutions that Mexican people follow. For example, prayer and beseeching the individual through their time of sickness with lighting candles.
Family traditions were created to pass down the culture from generation to generation. Many of these traditions are ritual or rites of passage that emphasize the value of family and growing up within the family’s culture. Family traditions passed down through generations establish unity, responsibility, feeling of belonging and a well-rounded individual. Growing up in a house with three or more generations of family is very chaotic since the changing times clash greatly among each generation. Even if all three generations don’t live among each other, it’s still trouble when all three come together. In Mexican culture, the three generations are typically defined as the grandparents who came from Mexico, followed by their children who were born
The practices and attitudes of people vary from one country to another depending on the culture of the people. The common theme surrounding the attitude towards death and dying is based on the belief of a community about the soul of the deceased, which leads to the performance of rituals and ceremonies. Puerto Ricans comprise of Latinos who have demonstrated a greater external expression of grief towards death with the intensity of grief increasing depending on the suddenness of death. Puerto Ricans have strong family relationships, so they do everything to terminally ill family members do not learn about the seriousness of their illness to protect them from grief is detrimental. This information was the eldest son or daughter. (Purnell, Guide, 337) The patient's family is doing
According to the CDC Hispanics of Mexican origin make up approximately 17 percent of the population in the United States. They are the one of the largest cultural populations in U.S. has risen dramatically over last four decades. There are a variety of reason that lead to health disparities for the Hispanic community these reasons then lead to the individuals not obtaining healthcare. First, it was reported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in 2012 that 29.1 percent of the Hispanic do not have health insurance. This usually prevents the majority of Hispanic people from receiving health care. Second, Elizabeth is a first generation Mexican-American, give a birth to a first child in high school, may have inability to complete a proper education might have language barrier. The inability to speak English and unable to communicate effectively, and feeling embarrassed sometimes prevent her from communicating with her physician. HCP must give information and services in patients ' preferred language, including patient access to professional interpreters who have health-related dialect skills and familiar with patient’s cultural competence.
In Hispanic countries, Semana Santa is the equivalent of our Holy Week in the United States. Semana Santa is a week long celebration before Easter. People celebrate Semana Santa starting on Domingo de Ramos, or Palm Sunday. They celebrate with parades and going to church. Spain usually has the most colorful celebrations out of all the Hispanic countries. Semana Santa is one of their top three holidays, but what makes this day so special?
Family is most important to us, and it’s not unusual to have Friday, Saturday and Sunday dinner at a cousins, aunties, and or grandparents’ house each week. One distinctive cultural aspect is the quinceañera; this event is to celebrate a girl’s journey to womanhood as she celebrates her 15th birthday. The celebration incudes a mass at the families church followed by a party that includes an extravagant dress for the birthday girl, food, dancing, gifts and the passing or opening of the last doll. Traditionally turning fifteen means you are no longer a child you are to pass a doll to your younger sibling if you have one. If you do not have a younger sibling this means that you are now leaving childhood things such as toys behind. Honoring this special coming of age tradition is a treasured Mexican-Latino event because it highlights the cultural values such as religion, family and friends.
According to Angelo Codevilla, “Each culture is largely defined by the ways in which men and women within it come together to raise children, and each regime defines itself substantially by how it affects those ways…But every regime affects families by making the conditions in which they live” (Codevilla 169). In Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of Butterflies (1994), referred to as ITTOB henceforth, which is a historical novel set in the Dominican Republic, family is the impetus behind revolution. The regime becomes the decider of the fates of individuals as well as their families, and in response the family becomes the main reason to resist the repressive regime. During this process, however, the concept of family itself is redefined and becomes more egalitarian
If you don?t know about Mexican culture then I will tell you. I?m going to talk about my culture and that is Mexican culture.Yes,I?m Mexican. I am proud to be Mexican.What I am going to tell you about my culture is my religion,food,events,
Mexican culture has been characterized in literature by an accepted framework of values: familism, respeto and simpatia (respect and congeniality), curanderismo (folk healing), religiosity/spirituality, and the importance of language are among the most important. In a typical Mexican family, the father is the breadwinner/decision maker also known as a machismo. There are positive and negative ways people see this; the man in the family holds great responsibility, whilst still seen as rough around the edges. The mother falls under the caregiver role, whom force holds the family together and shares cultural wisdom. Family is an important value in the Mexican culture.
The Latino lifestyle creates a strong bond together, and most the time are all closely together. The positive side was well explained and described in the book. For example, whenever there is a need of an advice or counsel, a Latino would go to the family and ask them according to their experiences, an explanation on how they handled their issues. In addition, Schaefer said that most Latinos use their family as resources to support them throughout their lifetime (2014). Unfortunately, a negative factor that comes with familism is turning down opportunities, in order to not get separated from the family (Schaefer, 2014).
Growing up in a Hispanic community, I was exposed to the limitations of females and was taught to know my place. I recall many times in which I saw firsthand the belittlement of women. Beginning in my own home, my father expects my mother to cook, clean, and organize his belongings. As a Hispanic female, I have been surrounded by this mentality. In Latin American countries the corresponding roles of women are justified by the term machismo. It is passed down from generation to generation and is instilled from a small age. It’s the belief that males are superior to females and have dominance over them because of their roles. It can be also be defined as the level of masculinity that defines a male. Women are expected to do the roles society
One surprising health disparity amongst Latino immigrants involves integration into the American way of life. Upon arrival, most Latino immigrants are healthier than their American counterparts, a phenomenon termed the “Latino Paradox” by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (Gordon). They noticed that when immigrants integrate into the US culture, their health starts to decline. This decline continues the longer they stay in the US. Part of this decline in health is thought to be caused by the addition of highly-processed foods to their diet that are cheap and more readily available than fresh, healthy foods. Their altered diet coupled with less physical activity leads to increased obesity rates, especially among children, and higher incidences of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer (Gordon,2014). A decrease in overall health quality coupled with the aforementioned barriers preventing access to quality healthcare means that undocumented immigrants with declining health go without primary care and may ultimately present to “Safety Net” or charity care facilities in much more acute
Women play a major role in Hispanic households. They are not expected to become doctors, lawyers, engineers, or architects. Growing up, I found myself constantly arguing with my parents. I would get upset as soon as their explanations ended with “because you are a girl.” It was unfair they made me do things that my brothers were also capable of doing. I felt as if I did not have a voice because I had to do what was expected of me.
Research on the Hispanic culture consists of an expanding body of affirmation that teaching and counseling students with interventions are congruent with the students' learning-style preferences result in their increased academic achievement and more positive attitudes toward learning. Research done on the learning styles of Hispanic-Americans have compared various ethnic groups of students in elementary school through college levels using a measure that identifies different elements of learning style grouped into subjective categories. These categories consist of environmental learning style, emotional learning style, psychological learning style, physiological learning style, and the sociological