Puerto Rican Culture Religion, culture, beliefs, and ethnic customs can influence how patients understand health concepts, how they take care of their health, and how they make decisions related to their health (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 2015). As a nurse, it is important to understand that not every patient shares the same healthcare beliefs. A nurse must be able to perform his or her duties without judgement and care for each patient with respect for their own unique set of beliefs and morals. In this paper, the Puerto Rican culture will be discussed, from family units to religious and cultural beliefs, as well as how Western Medicine fits into their healthcare. Explain the culture.
Assimilation means to adapt into a new culture and become a part of them. “People of different backgrounds and beliefs undergo assimilation when, through living together, they come to see themselves as part of a larger community.” The reason why you see assimilation often in Chicano/a Literature is because many Mexicans try to blend into the American culture. Many Chicanos write stories about what they have lived through the years or stories they have heard from their love ones growing up. Some have had first-hand experience of assimilating into the American culture by trying to blend in and become accepted that they start to lose or deny a part of their identities.
In her essay, Gloria Anzaldua claims that languages come with both personal identities and cultures. We are nothing whether we did not have our own languages. By telling the stories of her as a student such as when her teacher told her “if you want to be American, speak ‘American.’ If you do not like it, go back to Mexico where you belong.” (Anzaldua 206)
The reading that most interested me was Cabeza de Vaca’s The Relation. In this writing, Cabeza de Vaca sets out on an exploration to the New World and is shipwrecked and stranded with the Capoque and Han Native Americans and then the Avavares and Arbadaos Native Americans. Although he is stranded, he feels sympathetic towards the Native Americans and shows his anger towards the other violent explorers. The three most important lines in the writing begin with one on page 32.
As the song goes, "In 1492,in fourteen ninety two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue." Before Christopher Columbus sailed to the New World, the Native Americans knew it as their home. Soon after Columbus reported back to let all of Europe know that he successfully found land, European settlers quickly followed. Every tribe was one of it 's kind, yet their cultures shared the importance of their religious practices, beliefs, and values . The Native Americans were generally very peaceful people, that is, until the Europeans invaded their land and forced them to fight back.
Before the Spaniards colonized Dominican Republic it was called “Hispaniola”, named by Christopher Columbus. While Christopher Columbus was out exploring the world he sight saw the island. When he landed the land it was filled with “Taino Indians” (Arawaks). Taino meant good and noble just like Christopher Columbus described them. The Taino Indians were all friendly towards all of Christopher Columbus crew members when they first arrived in the land.
Columbus greatly affected the Taino and their way of life in a cruel way. Before Columbus discovered the Taino land, on the Caribbean Island, they were happy with their way of life. They were skilled and creative people. One admirable thing they created was a hammock, which the Taino used for a comfortable night’s rest. They also were involved in trade.
One of the articles I read was titled, “Symposium Introduction: Immigration and National Identity”. It discussed what one’s national identity means in the modern age when immigration is such a frequent occurrence. Florida Senator Mel Martinez spoke 3 sentences of Spanish in his opening address to the floor. This event proves how integrated and commonplace hearing Spanish is in modern America. However in Samuel Huntington’s latest book, Who Are We?
In the passage “Leave Your Name at the Border” the author Mr. Muñoz states that he is a Mexican-American from Dinoba, California, a small town near Fresno. The author primarily focuses on how birth names and acquired nicknames affect immigrants, he criticizes forced assimilation by referencing various personal experiences which include five major points, he begins by mentioning observations he and his mother made suggesting that some immigrants try to appear more fair-skinned and use Anglicized pronunciations in order to fit in or assimilate, he also notices that traditional Mexican names were being phased out and replaced by “American” names within his family and among his hometown friends this signifies how assimilation can erase another
Research Paper Assimilation is a processes of integration or adaptation to a group, for example, how minority groups get integrate into the dominant groups. In the United States, assimilation into American culture is a big part of the way to success, and to achieve the long-awaited American dream. As a result of American assimilation, people start to speak the same language and to live a life considered part of society, then it begins to have better economic opportunities and better daily life opportunities. These states of assimilation have decreased since the United States has become a multicultural country; people from different cultures are no longer attracted to the American culture. Many Hispanics immigrate to United States With the