Health And Wellness In Native American Culture

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In the health career field, us as health care professionals will face a number of different cultural, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds/groups. There will be many opportunities where we will confront all these differences and we have to learn to accept these differences and work around it by respecting their beliefs and traditions but also getting the job done. The Native American culture is one of many cultures that is so complex and strict when it comes to their beliefs against health care, disease, and sickness.
Native Americans beliefs regarding health and wellness in today's world is with more than 500 Native American tribes, healing beliefs and practices vary, and the most sacred traditions are maintained in secrecy by being handed on from one healer to the next. Native …show more content…

The concept of wellness encompasses more than just the absence of disease; it is the balance of one’s body, mind and environment that together maintains good health status
Beliefs do affect their perceptions of disease, treatment, and obtaining assistance from others because they treat disease using herbs and mainly depend their treatment from the earth or spirit(gods) and the elders of the tribe. The lifestyles, foods, diets and habit or rituals that Native Americans practice are they would have a main dish of corns, beans, and squash, Their diets are guts and grease. The habits Native American usually practice is agriculture, hunting, gathering, and fishing. The rituals they practiced were rituals that provided power to conquer the difficulties of life, as wells as events and milestones, such as puberty, marriage, and death. Communication is not a problem because native Americans speak and understand the English language, and if communication was a problem I'd use pictures or other ways of communication that the client will

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