ERIC Number: EJ885169
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Understanding the Culture of Chinese Children and Families
Cheung, Ruth; Nelson, Warren; Advincula, Luzelle; Cureton, Virginia Young; Canham, Daryl L.
Journal of School Nursing, v21 n1 p3-9 2005
Providing appropriate health care to a client can be accomplished only in an environment that is sensitive to the cultural values and beliefs of the client. As the population of first-and second-generation Chinese immigrants increases in the United States, the need to develop culturally sensitive health care becomes significant. Chinese immigrants and their families have become an important part of American society, including the school setting. The school nurse, who regularly works with students and families, should work in a manner that allows Chinese immigrants to maintain their cultural values and beliefs, while providing appropriate care for the student. The Chinese culture is unique and holds values and beliefs that contrast with those of the Western culture. A school nurse who understands and incorporates the Chinese culture will be better able to develop a positive interaction with the family and make arrangements for culturally appropriate care.
Descriptors: Asian Culture, School Nurses, Cultural Influences, Values, Chinese Americans, Immigrants, Cultural Relevance, Interpersonal Communication, Language Usage, Social Influences, Altruism, Home Visits, Health Promotion
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