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  1. Mexican-American cultural meanings, expressions, self-care and dependent-care actions associated with experiences of pain.

    Article - En anglais

    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

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0528443

    Code Inist : 002A26N03B. Création : 01/03/1996.