Explain how any cultural differences could become barriers affecting the communication process with health care providers.
These cultural differences are affecting even the most remote settings.
Since the perception of illness and disease and their causes varies by culture, these individual preferences affect the approaches to health care. [ Culture also influences how people seek health care and how they behave toward health care providers. How we care for patients and how patients respond to this care is greatly
influenced by culture. Health care providers must possess the ability and knowledge to communicate and to understand health behaviors influenced by culture. Having this ability and knowledge can eliminate barriers to the delivery of health care. These issues show the need for health care organizations to develop policies, practices and procedures to deliver culturally competent care. ]
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