Hmong Tribe Case Study

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A study was preformed by California State University to determine the perspective and beliefs of the Hmong people, their experience in the Western health care system was the focus. The Hmong is a hill tribe in Laos who were physically isolated from other communities and their incapability of understanding Western culture had negative impacts. The study interviewed the Hmong tribe, created focus groups, and also interviewed physicians and nurses that are Hmong. Through the education of nurses of the Hmong culture and practices will result in them providing a culturally sensitive and improved health care experience for themselves and the patient. The largest obstacle that the Hmong face is the language barrier as they do not have words for most

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