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Middle Eastern Medical Culture! : 

Middle Eastern Medical Culture! Group 7 Nicole McCulloch Meighan Pribesh Alissa Kaufhold Kathleen Lawlor

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WHAT IS THE MIDDLE EAST?? -the "Arab World" includes 22 countries in the Middle East and North Africa -a population of 180 million -speak various dialects of the Arabic language -share the values and beliefs of the Arab culture

Overview of the Middle east : 

Overview of the Middle east

Basics of the middle east : 

Basics of the middle east -there are many ethnic groups in the Middle East -there are many religions in the Middle East, however Islam is the primary religion -the top three spoken languages in the Middle East are Arabic, Persian, and Turkish

Medicine in the middle east : 

Medicine in the middle east -with the unrest in the middle east, their medical practices seem to have centered in the country of Jordan Flag of Jordan

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TOP TEN CAUSES OF DEATH IN IRAN, COMPARED TO THE WORLD

Statistics according to unicef…. : 

Statistics according to unicef….

Medical norms in the middle east : 

Medical norms in the middle east -some wear amulets for protection against the evil -prayers and reading from Al Quran or the Bible help give comfort patients -arab culture and Islamic religion emphasizes maintaining good health -place a high value in modern Western medicine and have confidence in the medical profession -usually anxious to seek professional help

Medical norms continued… : 

Medical norms continued… -follow the provider’s directions very carefully -many patients will stop taking the prescribed medication -a patient seeing a doctor expects relief from pain and to receive a medication on the first visit

Medical norms continued… : 

Medical norms continued… -nurses are perceived as helpers -prefer to be seen by male doctors, except during pregnancy -patients are told only the good news about their disease -Arabs believe that recovery from illness has to do with seeking a professional treatment and submission to God's will

Alternative medical practices : 

Alternative medical practices -the genre for alternative medicines is called al-tibb al-nabawi, or Prophetic Medicine -therapies included diet and simple drugs such as honey, bloodletting, and cautery but no surgery -advocated rules for protecting against the evil eye, leprosy, insects, coughs, headaches, and much more. -also included numerous prayers to be used by the devout patient to supplement their alternative care

Diet in the middle east : 

Diet in the middle east

Diet in the middle east : 

Diet in the middle east -“mezzas” or appetizers comprise most Middle Eastern menus -lemon, garlic, and olive oil are said to be the “holy trinity” of Middle Eastern cuisine -bread is the central element to most meals and is often used as a utensil which can contribute to health related problems

Religion and its role in Middle eastern health : 

Religion and its role in Middle eastern health -a large number of Arabs are Muslims who celebrate Ramadan -Muslims are prohibited from eating pork and other foods -Muslims observe prayer 5 times a day which can also effect the times they take their medications as well as when and what they are able to eat

Exercise in the middle east : 

Exercise in the middle east exercise is tied into everyday activities exercise is also incorporated into social functions modesty is highly valued in the middle east common forms of exercise are things such as belly dancing, walking, etc.

JMU Muslim Student Association (MSA) : 

JMU Muslim Student Association (MSA) student led organization on the James Madison University campus organize activities and event that celebrate Muslim culture and awareness this organization can help students mental health by promoting community and friendship through social and service events

JMU MSA Mission : 

JMU MSA Mission promote unity among Muslims through social, cultural, and religious meetings, as well as other activities promote friendly relations and understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims educate both Muslims and non-Muslims on the teachings of Islam educate and increase the awareness of Islam to the JMU community via lectures, speaker events, and other activities eliminate negative stereotypes of Muslims and inaccurate interpretations of Islam provide positive opportunities for dialogue between Muslims and non-Muslims create a feeling of brotherhood and unity

National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA) : 

National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA) national group whose members comprise medical professionals and medical students of Arab descent community resource and service provider for the Arab community many chapters across the country, the closest chapter to Virginia is in Washington D.C.

NAAMA Charitable Efforts Mission : 

NAAMA Charitable Efforts Mission to support professional and educational activities aimed at health education and disease prevention in cooperation with community-based organizations and to support general humanitarian activities to provide and to help coordinate routine and emergency medical care in support of those in need in the Arab world to provide assistance where possible and to serve as an educational resource for medical students and health field-related post-graduate trainees of Arabic descent to sponsor speakers, grants, textbooks and other learning materials for medical schools in the Arab world

ACCESS Community Health and Research Center : 

ACCESS Community Health and Research Center located in Dearborn, Michigan which has the highest population of Middle Eastern people in the United States has multiple parts to their organization all aimed at the Arab Community parts of the organization include: - Community Health and Research - Employment and Training - Youth and Education - Social Services - National Outreach

ACCESS Community Health and Research Center : 

ACCESS Community Health and Research Center -program goals: - to improve healthcare programming for minority populations nationwide by gathering and disseminating the fundamental minority health information - to establish links between scholars in the Arab World and their counterparts in countries with Arab immigrants, thereby enhancing the understanding of disease patterns and epidemiology - to create collaborative initiatives for improving management of chronic diseases in Arab populations across the world - to enhance understanding of non-Arab participants of cultural and social factors that influence health-related behaviors and decision-making among Arab populations - to identify barriers to and solutions for effective health promotion and disease prevention among Arab and other immigrant communities

Reference page : 

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