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Culture

All human beings are cultural beings. Culture is the shared way of life of a group of people that includes beliefs, values, ideas, language, communication, norms and visibly expressed forms such as customs, art, music, clothing, food, and etiquette. Culture influences individuals' lifestyles, personal identity and their relationship with others both within and outside their culture. Cultures are dynamic and ever changing as individuals are influenced by, and influence their culture, by different degrees.

Sources:

Papadopoulos I (Ed): (2006): Transcultural Health and Social Care: Development of Culturally Competent Practitioners. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier. Edinburgh.

Related terms:

Cultural identity    Valuing Diversity    Cultural knowledge    Cultural Relativism    Cultural sensitivity    Indigenous People    Multiculturalism    Stereotypes    Transcultural Health and Nursing    
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