In health care, the needs of the patient are always first and determine the course of patient care. Due to the strong presence of Mexican Americans in the United States, and consequently the nation's hospitals, their expectations may be influenced by cultural norms. The aim of this presentation is to give health care providers the information they need to deal with Mexican cultural norms, traditional Mexican folk remedies, and general preexisting notions about Western health care. This information is necessary to create patient-client trust and, subsequently, a therapeutic relationship between patient and practitioner.
Petron, Meg, "Crossing the Border: Improving Therapeutic Relationships between First Generation Mexican Americans and Western Health Providers" (2011). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 8.