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Nurse Harriet Curley takes the pulse of a Navajo patient waiting in the dispensary of the Sage Memorial Hospital, Ganado Mission, Arizona, Dec. 14, 1949. (AP Photo)
From the AP Images database, AU Library.
Learning about a culture different than one’s own is exciting and rewarding. Your research will be more successful if you use a few tips.
The names of many countries or cultures have changed over time. When you begin your research, make sure to determine if multiple terms have been used for the selected country or culture, and try to use each of the names when you do your research.
Just as language differs, so do key cultural concepts. Be aware that not all cultures are organized the same way. Health issues in many cultures may be understood in terms of art or religion, rather than as a medical issue.