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Venezuela Cultural Diversity
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Venezuela Cultural Diversity
As more and more globalization and industrialization keeps occurring, the increase in
cultural diversity in the workplace has become a common issue both in the domestic and
international health administration. Diversity plays a very important role in health care delivery
since its characterized as the major gap between the health practitioners and the entire population
(Guo, 2015). Therefore, this report will focus on highlighting on Venezuela cultural diversity by
basing on four basic cultural elements which include health beliefs, family patterns,
communication style, and death and dying practices.
Health Beliefs and Practices
Venezuela healthcare health system has profoundly grown over the years where most of
the tropical diseases have been successfully eradicated. This has been majorly perceived by the
reduction of death rate the country in the past decade where the average of death today 4 out of
1000 (Fatehi & Choi, 2019).
Despite the country health system is much better than some of the countries in South
America, still, it has a lot of many challenges which largely present a very poor service delivery
system. On the other hand, although Venezuela has significantly adopted the western medical
practice, in some parts of the country or tribes, the practice of traditional treatments is also very
highly practiced which majorly use of herbs as medicines (Smith, 2014). This has been majorly
contributed by the high level of traditional beliefs and superstitions such as evil eye, omens, and
other many rural beliefs. Religion is also a very large part of the community which also has a
very important role in the health care system.
Family Patterns
The family feature is one of the basic element that is strongly upheld in Venezuelan
society. Venezuelan families normally consist of nuclear patterns but the extended version is also
highly practiced through utilization of very strong family ties.
Therefore, like in most situations today, most of the children are expected to live with
their parents until they are fully grown up as adults. Through this, nepotism is also very highly
‘accepted’ practice in the society where members of a family are expected to go to all limits to
help their relative (Guo, 2015). This issue has been characterized as a challenging issue today in
the job market which has also resulted in an increase in unemployment and unprofessionalism in
the country. The issue of marriage is also another significant part of the family and/or
community formation. Intermarriages of a different kind of racial background are very
uncommon in Venezuelan society, however, there is no any kind of restrictions which may
hinder one from practicing any type of marriage (Smith, 2014).
Communication Style
Venezuela population is considered to be a mix of diverse ethnics which mainly include
Spanish, Africans, Arabs, German, and Portuguese. The most spoken language in Venezuela is
the Spanish which is also the most widely practiced language in almost the entire South America
(Fatehi & Choi, 2019).
Venezuelans are characterized to be naturally vibrant and outgoing. This aspect has been
widely perceived in the exotic practice of traditional dances, food, clothing which have outgrown
their practice in other parts of South America. Normally, handshake and casual hugging is the
most common type of greeting in the Venezuelan society. The use of body language is another
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