Marisa Mahalik, and Harli Henderson
- If a Hispanic were told to lose weight because they were obese, they would refuse because the outcome will show a negative body image.
- They believe that health is a gift from God that should not be taken granted of
Male and Female Roles
- Woman- housewife and mother
Major Health Concepts
Beliefs in the Causes of Illness
Some believe in natural cause of illness
Imbalance between a person and the environment
"Bad eye" is caused when someone looks with admiration and jealousy at another person
They believe envy causes sickness and bad luck
They believe the disease "Susto" is caused by a frightening or traumatic experience and they believe the soul leaves the body and roams free
Types of Traditional Healers Utilized
Methods of Treatment
Response to Pain
Beliefs and Practices Surrounding Birth
-older generations generally have babies at home
-most believe that you can't scream during giving birth because it could hurt the baby
-makeup is not warn during labor.
Beliefs and Practices Surrounding Death
-mass is held in a church
-open grief is normally only okay for women
- cremation is not common
- after funeral family and friends meet for a reception and a meal.
Special Symbols, Books, and Religious Practices
-the book is the bible
-religious practices Christianity is the main religion and it is very central in there life's. It helps you to understand illness and healing.