We are all participants in many cultures, yet it is well-known that many features of our own cultures are invisible to us because we practice them daily, reflexively, often as habit and routine. Describe some of the cultures you participate in. (Examples of such cultures can include but are not limited to family culture, ethnic culture, religious culture, and academic culture.)
How do these cultures shape you and/or your loved ones’ views on health and illnes?
Identify three of the many cultures involved in the delivery of health care services, and explain how they impact that delivery.
About Crossing Borders
Crossing Borders is a seventy minute documentary that follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel together through Morocco and, in the process of discovering “The Other.” discover themselves. With group travels and frank discussions, the students confront the complex implications of the supposed “clash of civilizations” between Islam and the West. The relationships formed through shared experiences contrast sharply with the media-shaped views Americans and Muslims have of each other. Humor, honesty and a willingness to be challenged all bring individuals closer to each other and the relationships that develop disarm hidden stereotypes.
Vision 1: Provide Intercultural Awareness
Vision 2: Provide interprofessional discussion and environment to learn about diversity and healthcare