Inuit Culture Essay

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As with any culture, it is important to learn and ask questions about one’s cultural beliefs and practices. It is important due to the simple fact that it shows respect, just as we like to receive respect. There are many different cultures with our health system today. Therefore, we should gain knowledge about different cultures so that we can provide culture competent care to our patients. For example, communication with Inuit people would be different than communication with African Americans. “The Inuit of Canada, with a population of about 45,000, constitute about 5% of Indigenous peoples in the country” (Kral, Idlout, Minore, Dyck, & Kirmayer, 2011, p. 427). The Inuit culture is based is closely tied with their land (Kral et al.,
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