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How is culture identity defined?

By each person in relationship to the group or groups with whom they belong
Based on heritage and personal choice


Why is it important to take into account diversity in healthcare?

Increasingly diverse populations
Taking a patient-centred approach improves outcomes
Huge disparities in care accessed


What are the problems relating to diversity?

Misunderstanding of each other's expectations
Non-compliance as don't understand patient perspective
Conflict or isolation within staff groups


How is service presentation influenced by culture?

Issue of access
Thoughts about mental health
Way they make sense of certain symptoms
View of potential services
Treatment they find acceptable


Give some examples of problems that young people face:

Conform to family religion
Conform to expected gender roles (male nurse)
Go onto further education
Go into family business
Forced marriage