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Foreign Health Care Practices: Puerto Rico, Argentina, and the Philippines

A brief Prezi presentation on the medical practices and history of the following countries.
by Austin Espeleta on 20 November 2012

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By Austin Espeleta, Michael Fonseca, and Santi Peralta Ramos Health Care Practices of Foreign Spanish Colonies: Argentina, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico Argentina Background: Vital Statistics 92% of Argentines are Catholic.
Argentina has:
40 million people.
The 4th most expensive gasoline in the world.
The 5th highest private health spending in the world. Health Care in Argentina Argentina has 4.1 hospital beds per 1000 people.
Argentina has "normal" medical beliefs.
Most people have the same health beliefs as people in America.
Although some people do go to traditional healers.
Some people use sulfur and folk medicines.
Herbal medicines are used in some regions.
Most people self-medicate for minor ailments. Puerto Rico Background: Vital Statistics 85% of Puerto Ricans are Catholic
Puerto Rico has:
3,978,702 people (2010 est.)
Major exports include electronics, clothing, and medical equipment Health Care in Puerto Rico Argentina is located in the lower part of South America.
Its capital is Buenos Aires, my hometown.
Argentina borders the Atlantic Ocean and the Andes. Puerto Rico is located in the Caribbean, surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean
Its capital is San Juan Puerto Rico has the finest medical facilities in the Caribbean
Health standards are comparible to U.S. medical standards
Though health beliefs are very modern, indigenous beliefs are still followed Cultural Health Beliefs Spiritual Belief Humans are composed of the body and spirit, in which the body is an instrument for the spirit.

Spirits exist before birth and after death and go through reincarnation (Known as "pruebas").

A problem one may face in his/her current life may be a result of events in his/her past life.

According to the espiritistas, overcoming tribulation and the pruebas rewards the spirit with perfection. Other health practices include the use of heated rocks. The Philippines Background: The Philippines is located north of Indonesia and Malaysia, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and various seas. Health Care in the Philippines The Philippines has developed in its medical practices and has similar standards to that of the U.S.
In addition to new practices of medicine, medical education is also on the rise.

examples include Angeles University, in my hometown. Indigenous Health Care Practices Medical Beliefs: Although medical beliefs are modernized, traditional medical beliefs are still followed by older generations. Traditional Beliefs: In the olden days, plants were used to treat injury and illnesses. This included the use of the whole plant and its seeds. Example: To stop bleeding, banana sap is extracted from banana trees, branches, and blossoms and applied directly onto the wound. It works. Other Health Theories Principle of Balance: A balance is needed to be met in order to sustain a healthy lifestyle. This includes regulation of body temperature, environmental conditions, and when to drink/eat. Three theories of Medicine: The three theories include mystical, personalistic and naturalistic causes to injury and illnesses Behavior Towards Health Reponse to Illness or Injury: When facing injury or illness, pathways are taken towards wellness with close family, trusted friends, and a family physician/healer. Cultural Values in Health: 1.) Family and filial responsibilities

2.) Religious importance Bibliography
http://www.geographia.com/argentina/

http://www.nationmaster.com/country/ar-argentina

http://www.everyculture.com/A-Bo/Argentina.html#b

http://www.topuertorico.org/fastfacts.shtml

http://www.stanford.edu/group/ethnoger/filipino.html
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