The experience of pain within specific cultural groups has not been well studied.
The purpose of this ethnographic study was to discover Mexican-American meanings, expressions, and care associated with pain.
Data were obtained from 20 key and 14 general informants and analyzed using thematic and pattern analysis.
Themes identified included :
pain as encompassing experience of suffering ;
the obligation to bear pain and to endure it stoically ;
and the primacy of caring for others.
Based on study findings, a beginning description of the cultural context is provided from which pain as experienced by Mexican-Americans can be understood and from which culturally competent nursing care can be designed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Douleur, Milieu culturel, Homme, Ethnie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Autoperception, Nursing, Croyance, Comportement, Hispanique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pain, Cultural environment, Human, Ethnic group, United States, North America, America, Self perception, Nursing, Belief, Behavior
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0528443
Code Inist : 002A26N03B. Création : 01/03/1996.