Impact of Culture on Physical Activity

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Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION................................................................................................................................3TASK....................................................................................................................................................31. Explaining culture in the context health with illustration.............................................................32. Maintenance and transmission of culture in the context of wellbeing and informal healthcare..43. Impact of culture on physical activity..........................................................................................44. Social support in the context of informal healthcare with examples............................................55. Nature of social participation in the context of health..................................................................56. Construction of personal control and outline ways that can be applied in the development ofrehabilitation programs and services................................................................................................6CONCLUSION....................................................................................................................................6REFERENCES.....................................................................................................................................72
INTRODUCTION Culture is a tool that provides the meaning to life to a person and helps him to survive in thecommunity. It also affects the beliefs, attitude and behaviour of individual either in positive ornegative manner (Acton, 2013). Health is a culture concept because culture frames and shapes howsomeone perceives the world and experiences. With the help of this approach, it becomes easy forthe health care service providers to understand the culture of the patients. It also aids in how serviceusers and health care organizations view health and illness. Along with this, it facilitates the healthcare service givers to understand what types of health promotion activities are practiced accordingto the culture of the region (Fakhimi and Probert, 2013). The present report is based on culture inthe context of health care. Objectives that will highlight by this study are impact of culture onphysical activity, social support in the context of informal health care, nature of social participationetc. TASK 1. Explaining culture in the context health with illustrationAll types of cultures have systems of health beliefs to explain what factors responsible forillness, how it can be treated and who should be involved in the process. The influence of culture onhealth is very huge. This makes impacts in perceptions of health, illness, beliefs about causes ofdisease, different approaches related to health promotions etc (How Culture Influences Health,2016). Along with this, culture of a region also helps the health care service providers to knowabout the types of treatment prefer by the patients to treat the illness. Both health professionals andhealth care service users influence by their respective culture and this thing gives shapes to thehealth system in a nation or area. Cultural bias may offers different health related preferences andinsights. By negotiating and aware from these differences, it allows care providers to considerseveral beliefs of sources of care in particular direction and create awareness into the communityabout the diagnosis and treatment planning related to a disease (Andrews, Reddy and Whelan,2011). For example, Asians are one of the large ethnic groups in the UK. They have several culturebeliefs and the health care organization should be aware towards about it. In an extended family, theoldest male is often the decision maker and spokesperson (Griffith and Tengnah, 2011). Theinterests of the entire family are more imperative rather than the interest of individual. In such kindof family, the older family members are respected by other members and their authority is alwaysremaining unquestioned. In the Asian culture maintaining harmony is very essential and this thing3

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