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Medoit, Daphnee

Feb 11, 2021 at 17:26

Describe the Korean cultural practice tae-kyo. Is this practice congruent with allopathic recommendations for prenatal care?

Tae-kyo is a series of routines that are used in parenting by pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in the Korean Community. The practice helps in nurturing a skilled and healthy child. The cultural practice advocates for comprehensive childcare support through the allocation of adequate time for parenting and the provision of appropriate and enough resources and materials. The practice urges mothers to prioritize their health and that of their children. Tae-Kyo is congruent with the available allopathic recommendations for the implementation of quality prenatal care. The practice states that the provision of regular and timely prenatal care is important since it promotes child health. The practice emphasizes the adoption of health-friendly strategies and approaches for the promotion of a healthy birth (De Mente, 2018).

How do food choices among Koreans differ with pregnancy and postpartum?

A great percentage of pregnant mothers in the Korean community gain weight thus making them more vulnerable to diet-related health conditions such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. Based on this, diet during pregnancy is essential in the promotion of health. The food choices are dependent on the mother’s needs and desired outcomes. The recommended food choices for pregnant Korean women include milk, seaweed, sweet potatoes, and mixed grain rice (Im et al., 2018).

Sweet potatoes contain healthy carbs and have little sweetness and high fiber content. Mixed grain rice has a high GI scale with a high content of fiber and sugar. Seaweed is rich in fiber and natural iodine which are crucial in body functioning. Seaweed helps in milk production and enhancement of digestion. It provides pregnant mothers with adequate energy thus preventing lethargy. After birth, Korean women are encouraged to eat seaweed soup since its one of the excellent sources of iron, calcium, iodine, and fiber.

Describe cultural attitudes toward drinking among Koreans.

Among Koreans, drinking is considered an important part of social life. Drinking is highly valued in the Korean community and a great percentage of people engaging in it as a group. Koreans interact and establish friendships during drinking occasions. Drinking among Koreans is considered as one of the activities to engage in during leisure time. Koreans value and prefer social-drinking to single-individual drinking at home. Women are expected to drink lower quantities of alcohol compared to men (De Mente, 2018).

Identify two or three culturally congruent strategies a healthcare provider might use to address Jay’s drinking

Knowledge about Universality theory and Cultural Care Diversity can be applied in Jay’s scenario to offer patient-centered and effective guidance and care. Jay’s drinking habit is attributed to his great worries about the situation of his family. One of the culturally congruent strategies that can be applied in Jay’s drinking is the improvement of cultural competence (Im et al., 2018). The implementation of culturally competent seminars and training would be effective. The provider should understand that Jay’s values are largely rooted in his environment. Therefore, the healthcare provider can offer culturally-friendly and sensitive guidance to enhance Jay’s coping with the stressful situations in the family. The second strategy that can be applied is directly taking part in cross-cultural interactions with Jay. Active engagement would enable the provider to explore and understand Jay’s situation thus implementing effective resolutions to his problem.


De Mente, B. L. (2018).

The Korean mind: understanding contemporary Korean culture.

Tuttle Publishing.

Im, Y., Yun, T., Yoo, I., Kim, S., Jin, J., & Kim, S. (2018). The pregnancy experience of Korean mothers with a prenatal fetal diagnosis of congenital heart disease.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 18(1)



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