Irish, italian, and puerto rican heritage
The Irish popular health care beliefs include the importance of nutrition and physical activity in maintaining optimal health, belief in the power of herbs to treat ailments, and respect for natural healing. The Italians similarly share a strong focus on nutrition and physical activity as well as an appreciation for herbal remedies. They also have a strong sense of family and community which helps them cope with difficult situations or times of illness. Lastly, Puerto Ricans emphasize preventative care practices such as regular exercise, healthy eating habits, and adequate rest. Additionally, they have a deep spiritual faith which guides their decisions regarding medical treatments and can bring comfort during difficult times. All three cultures share similar beliefs when it comes to the importance of preventive healthcare measures and traditional healing methods but differ in how strongly each one values spiritual faith’s role in healthcare decision-making.