Russia Breast-feeding May use amulets

Russia Breast-feeding May use amulets

Sweden (population 94% Lutheran) Low infant mortality rate Breast-feeding

Thailand (population 95% Buddhist) Mother keeps warm to increase milk supply BCG at birth

Tunisia (population 98% Muslim) Use of henna to decorate body before going into labor BCG at birth

Vietnam (population 60% Buddhist, 13% Confucianist, 12% Taoist, 3% Catholic, 12% other)

Some type of blossom may be used during labor to symbolically open the cervix Mother drinks only warm liquids during labor Child 1 year old at birth BCG at birth

aBacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine is used routinely to prevent tuberculosis. The vaccine is not used in the United States, but it is administered in countless other countries.

Source: Adapted from Geissler, E. M. (1994). Pocket guide: Cultural assessment. St. Louis, MO: Mosby. Used with permission. This material was published in the Pocket Guide to Cultural Assessment, Elaine Marie Geissler, Copyright Elsevier (1994).

Table 6–4 continued

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Table 6–5 Ways of Expressing Death, from Bangor, Maine; Boston, Massachusetts; Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas; Des Moines, Iowa; Elk Horn, Iowa; Los Angeles, California; Honolulu, Hawaii; and New York City

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