Examples Of Cultural Differences In Healthcare

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Culture defines a variety of things such as race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender identity, socioeconomic and geographic background, and subcultures among a certain community. Culture can also be a group within a company and the beliefs of an organization. Culture has a huge impact on how we view situations and treat people. I see this in healthcare especially and it can make a huge difference in the patient experience and how they view their care. I work in the city in a county hospital and we see a wide range of culture in patient’s as well as co-workers. My background has been very limited with culture differences growing up in a small rural town in Iowa, so this job has really opened by eyes to how many different cultures there are

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