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Discussion 1 Lindsay

Module 6 Discussion

1. Explain the significance of family and kinship for the Perez family.

Familism is the value of family considerations over individual or community needs, and is a strong value in the Hispanic community (Kemp, 2001). The Perez family lives within close proximity to one another and has a strong reliance on family in day-to-day life, as well as in sickness. Both Mr. and Mrs. Perez rely on their nurse daughter to guide them and advise on their health care and will be present during her father’s pacemaker implant surgery. A family-centered model of medical and health decision-making is more valued than patient autonomy (Kemp, 2001). Mr. Perez is also the main provider for the family. The Perez family places a strong emphasis on family as the major source of one’s protection against hardships in life. Close-knit family relations provide the Perez family with a network of security and support, especially in times of need. The significance of family in Mexican Americans is the most important aspect of life and is believed that what God united cannot be separated by man (Evason, 2018).

2. Describe the importance of religion and God for the Perez family.

Religion and God are very influential and important to the Perez family. The Perez family has numerous spiritual items and symbols in their household and attends mass every Sunday morning. The Perez family believes their health is in the hands of God and prays for the health of the family frequently with handmade bequests. Mr. Perez often visits a curandero for medicinal folk remedies. Curanderos are traditional native healers that use folk remedies such as herbs and ointments to cure physical ailments and to offer relief from bad luck (Evason, 2018). In Mexico, they often combine both religious and supernatural elements or levels.

3. Identify two stereotypes about Mexican Americans that were dispelled in this case with the Perez family.

One stereotype that was dispelled in this case with the Perez family is traditional gender roles. Typically, in the Hispanic culture men are obligated to be the family provider and protector (Nance et al., 2018). Men are expected to be strong, brave, courageous, and good family providers. Mexican American males are stereotyped to have characteristics of being a good spiritual and emotional provider for the family (Nance et al., 2018). Although, Mrs. Perez is the provider of spiritual, physical, and emotional care for the family.

Another stereotype that was dispelled in this case with the Perez family is immigration status. Historically, many Americans hold negative feelings toward immigrants especially as political campaigns and voter initiatives indicate, in the case of Mexican immigrants (Vargas & dePyssler, n.d.). Media misrepresentations of Mexican immigrants play a substantial role in shaping public attitudes and opinions. Except f