Folk Healing Among Hispanic Americans

Authors

  • Gerda E. Gomez,

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    1. Associate Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing
      Address correspondence to: Gerda E. Gomez, University of Texas Health Science Center/Houston, School of Nursing, 1100 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030.
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  • Efrain A. Gomez

    1. Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
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Address correspondence to: Gerda E. Gomez, University of Texas Health Science Center/Houston, School of Nursing, 1100 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030.

Abstract

Numerous Hispanics of low socioeconomic status come from the countryside of underdeveloped countries to the industrialized cities of the United States. Because they are becoming the largestminority in this country, health professionals should be aware of their cultural differences when evaluating or treating them to eliminate the risk of misinterpreting non only their symptoms but their response to treatment.

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