The Amigos Model

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Definitions of health differ by culture because different cultures define health differently. Some define health as being well physically while others define health as being well spiritually. For example, in the West, health is defined as being physically fit, eating a healthy diet and being free of disease while the Chinese believes that the yin and yang need to be balanced to have good health. Menopause is a biocultural experience. Factors that influence menopause are environment, fertility patterns, diet and exercise level. (Sokolovsky, 2009). Your culture and the way you look at menopause will affect your experience. Cultures who have a positive outlook have a more positive experience and outcome. The Amigos model was effective. According

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