Category Archives: Hispanic culture

Conflicting ethics across cultures

Differences in morals and ethics can lead to a great deal of cross cultural conflict.  How a culture applies morals and ethics can be described as either Universalist or Particularist. Particularist or Universalist? Latin, African, and Asian cultures are Particularist. … Continue reading

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Should Physicians Tell Patients the Truth?

Many Western doctors believe it is best to give full disclosure to patients regarding the diagnosis, treatment options and potential outcomes of severe or life threatening illnesses. This is considered the patient’s right to autonomy. While patient autonomy is held … Continue reading

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Understanding Patients Customs and Beliefs

Clinical staff can improve their relationships with patients by understanding the diversity of health care customs and rituals across cultures.  Clinicians should also identify their own cultural filters and biases and how they impact client services. Understanding patients’ and one’s … Continue reading

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Conducting Cross Cultural Interviews

An interviewer who makes decisions based only on his own cultural ideas may miss out on talented applicants who may not fit into his framework. Areas for miscommunication in the interview process include: Group v individual orientation American culture focuses … Continue reading

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3 Cross-Cultural Workplace Conflicts for Americans and Hispanics

Clearly, not all members of any group will behave in the same way. But managers who can recognize cultural patterns and communication styles of their diverse employees will be better able to avoid  cross cultural conflict in the workplace.  Here … Continue reading

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