For this assignment, you need to describe how, where, and when you met the interviewee. Describe the person’s cultural background, his/her definition of quality of life (QoL) and the issues that currently affect his/her QoL. Does this person have any negative health-related behavior related to culture? Does this person have any health behaviors that are positively attributed to his/her culture? Define your own culture and relate the information to your own culture.
If you are not sure how to ask the person about his/her cultural background, here are some questions you may ask: NOTE: YOU MUST STILL ASK ABOUT QoL, ISSUES THAT AFFECT HIS/HER QoL, and HEALTH BEHAVIORS. YOU MUST THEN COMPARE THE INTERVIEWEE’S CULTURE TO YOUR OWN. THIS SECTION IN ONLY TO AID IN LEARNING ABOUT HIS/HER CULTURE.
What is the racial/ethnic or cultural background of your and your family?
What is your definition of “culture?”
How do you define “family?”
Who holds the most “status” in your family? Why?
How do you define success?
Do you consider your parents to be successful?
How important is education in your culture/family?
Is punctuality important to you? Why or why not?
What is the most important meal of the day? Why?
Do you eat foods that are indigenous to your culture? Why or why not? If you answered yes, name some of the foods that you eat. If you answered no, what types of foods do you eat?
Do you have any eating habits/rituals that are specific to your culture?
Did you ever live with your grandparents or extended family? Why? How long?
Do you actively participate in an organized religion?
How important is religion in your family? Your culture? Why ?
If religion is important in your family, do you plan to pass this on to your children? Why or why not?
Are the roles of men and women specifically defined in your culture? If so, what are they?
What is considered good health in your culture?
What do people do when they get sick in your culture? Are there home remedies that are important to your culture?
Define and describe the most important (or most celebrated) holiday of your culture.
If you are from a culture that speaks English as a second language, do you speak your native language? If not, why? If so, will you teach your native language to any children you have?
How is physical contact viewed in your culture?
What is considered most disrespectful in your culture?
What is considered most respectful in your culture?
What would you say is, from your perspective, the most commonly held misconception about people of your culture?
Have you ever experienced racism? In what form?
What can be done about racism and prejudice, in your opinion?
Do young people today have a sense of culture?
What is the best thing about living in the USA?
What is the worst thing about living in the USA?
Have you ever felt excluded based on your gender or culture?
Do you remember excluding others based on Culture or Gender?
Name 3 things about your culture that you think is unique.