Culture And Society: The Impact Of Culture In Society

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The Impact of Culture in Society The role of culture in society is defined by the values, beliefs, norms and practices of each ethnic group. The following paragraphs relate the inspirational story of young women who became an entrepreneur after her family was separated when the Taliban took over Afghanistan in times of war. The story of the book "The Dressmaker of Khair Khana" by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon represents the six phenomena 's of the Giger and Davidhizar Transcultural Assessment Model. Furthermore, the model focuses on the six cultural phenomena 's: communication, space, social organization, time, environmental control and biological variations. The book, along with the six phenomena 's contain similarities such as the cultural and…show more content…
Cultures may believe in the internal control over nature, which impacts the decision of looking for health care (Giger & Davidhizar, 2002). In the Dressmaker of Khair Khana the pursue for health care assistance in Kabul was a disparity because, the civil war had destroyed most of the medical facilities and hospitals (Lemmon, 2011, p.142). Moreover, as a result doctors and surgeons regularly worked without even the basics such as clean water, bandages and antiseptics, “anesthesia was a luxury” (Lemmon, 2011, p.142). However, when the Taliban 's took over the streets of Afghanistan, they ordered hospitals like other institution to be segregated by gender. Women physicians were restricted to treat only females. Due to the new rules in Kabul, it was difficult to find a female doctor to assist women because most of them choose to leave the capital. However, Dr. Maryam was a female doctor working in a private clinic aside from her work at the hospital in order to support her family. As stated in Kamila’s introduction of her family, Malika was her oldest sister and she was recently gave birth to twin girls. In the book Malika state that she was lucky to find a female doctor to assist her premature babies because in Kabul it was common that women gave birth in their bedrooms without the benefit of professional help (Lemmon, 2011,

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