Theethnic groups in the United States profoundly inhibit western culturewith greater influence by the Africans, Polynesian, Latin and theNative Americans. The immigrants into the United States have animpact on the social life of the people in the country which has beeninformation for more than 10,000 years ago (Dellacioppa & Weber,2012). Therefore, this has given the United States a unique social,spiritual beliefs and cultural features on the dialect, folklore,self-care among other aspects of life. It clearly defines a raciallydiverse country due to the large-scale migration from several ethnicdifferent countries throughout the historical analysis of UnitedStates formation. Moreover, a deeper analysis on the ethnic groupswill bring in various birth rates and death rate statistics among thenatives and immigrants. The primary European influence from theEnglish settlers during the British regime gave a greater influencein the social, political and economic factors to the people of UnitedStates of America (Garofalo,2011).The colonial era brought about the legal system, cultural inheritanceand the British culture that had a formative influence.
Theimpact of cross-cultural work in the United States has highly beenviewed with the individualist culture despite the primary Westerninfluence. Although the cross-culture focuses on the majority peopleof the different cultural group, the social transformation willacknowledge their basis of traditions and way of morals. Therefore,our study case attempts to identify the African American groupthrough a series of analysis on their characteristics and culturalorientation. The broader aspect on the self-assessment is on thecultural syndromes encompassing the norms, behaviors, and valuespractices by the group (Garofalo,2011).The African American is an ethnic group that tends to emphasize onthe team goals and the traditional practices. Moreover, this grouphas a link to self-construal whereby the people are embedded in therelationship and bonded by a certain aspect of life. The study case,therefore, captures the background diversity of the African Americanand the cultural orientation.
TheAfrican American group has original elements that possess thetraditional and liberal features. Despite the consistency in ideologyprinciples, the African Americans culture has a varied expressionalstructure and demographic diversity. Nonetheless, this group isdiverse in religious belief, urbanization rate, and economicactivities. The blackness feature is associated with the particularartistic character, church affiliation, organizational membership andsocial network that bring in the connection to the African Americans.Furthermore, the social structure of families with a nuclearstructure that brings the bond to people related by blood. One of thedistinct features is the spiritual growth that unites the blacksoften with strong religious beliefs. The African American group isChristian based with a strong faith in the existence of supernaturalbeing. Nevertheless, this ethnic group associates the proper healthwith the spiritual but medical practitioners manage health illness(Dellacioppa & Weber, 2012). Therefore, this has increased thehealth consciousness through seeking of health screening andtreatment. Due to the disease exposure, the Africans have acquiredformal education and precautions and living morally to avoid deaths.
Thecross culture has presented other belief that outdoes the mythicalconcept of the African Americans through the educational knowledgecontext. It has tremendously improved the health behavior of thisethnic group through restoring health know-how to the people. Thespiritual leaders breach the health care with the faith-basedcommunity. The influential figure of church leadership helps thepeople know about the spiritual nature and the health crisis topatients alongside the family members(Dion, & Phan, 2011). The health providers have a broader aspect of cross culture identityand the responsive care service to the patients and their families.Nonetheless, the consent of diet eating habits has inhibited animportant dimension on health standards from the cultural aspect andthe medical food restriction. The interaction of cultural dietary andthe health sector has placed rules on the food and the possiblemeasures on the sick in the society and hospitals.
Therefore,culture is significant in assessing the African American health trendand the well-being hence placing a clear understanding of the patientnorms and values. Through this process, the efforts of reducingdisparities in the emotional and spiritual health of this ethnicgroup are easily identified and well recognition of the community(Dellacioppa & Weber, 2012). The African American cultureresponse has consistently developed the awareness of the Westernmedical culture through communication process and interaction withother formal sectors. The explorative health aspect of culture withinthe context of the people has been transformed through the heritageconsistency.
However,the health disparities on the less fortunate African Americans havelittle interaction with the formal health services which hasincreased the differences. Therefore, most of the African Americanswith low income have poor dietary on the daily aspect since theytarget fast food that causes the health complication. Moreover, thelack of adequate education has also been a serious factor thatundermines the good health of this ethnic group. The studies depictthat children coming from the low-income families from the AfricanAmerican in the United States have a burden of the diseases andillness(Garofalo, 2011).The factors that cause the disease include the consumption ofuntreated water and the shortage of medical practitioner workforce.The cultural influences at this moment outdo the health literacy,personal experience and the socio-economic status of the ethnicgroup.
Inconclusion, understanding the cultural trend and values of the ethnicgroup allow the key people accept standard values that are beneficialin nature. The effort to end disparities among the African Americansaddresses the distinct features such as emotional feeling, spiritualhealth, and the physical growth. More so the essential aspect is theconnection between the formal service and the communities inrecognition of the values and condition of the people. The formalhealth service is a modern cultural belief that links the disease andthe human body with a clear and effective mechanism to preventillness (Dellacioppa & Weber, 2012). The death has been afundamental aspect of life in the African American, and theyreconcile in the case of mortality as a spiritual belief. Themortality rate has reduced from previous year whereby the aspect ofhealth services has been essential to this group. The medical set up,religious concept of care for the people in the community hasimproved the livelihood of the societies in the United States. Thereligious leaders have essentially developed an explorative faith ofthe people to give the goodness of other modern things in thecommunity. The hygiene practices have also reported a positive aspectwhereby healthy living by the people has been observable over ages.
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