Describe the Korean cultural practice tae-kyo. Is this practice congruent with allopathic recommendations for prenatal care?
According to Korean culture, once a woman has conceived, she is required to follow Taekyo, which includes prenatal care rituals and other behavioral taboos (Bang et al., 2020). Tokyo is a set of prenatal self-care which starts from being prepared to be a parent even before conception. This culture has been observed. Taekyo practices ensure the creation of an environment for the physical and emotional development of a fetus. It also ensures the healthy growth of a fetus. This explains why many Korean parents desire to transmit or transfer the beneficial effects of the Taekyo practices to their children when they become pregnant (Bang et al., 2020). In observing the Taekyo culture, a Korean woman is required to appreciate the beautiful things in life and avoid some taboos (Im et al., 2018). From Taekyo, it is explained that misfortunes in the family may occur if she handles things that are unclean or kill a living creature (Im et al., 2018). The Korean Taekyo is in line with the recommendations on prenatal care (Im et al., 2018). Similar to the modern goals of prenatal care,
How do food choices among Koreans differ with pregnancy and postpartum?
According to research, Korean women report that they are restricted to those foods that traditionally are believed to cause health conditions or health problems (Bang et al., 2020). These foods include duck, octopuses, and many others. They are also restricted to those foods that have unpleasant appearances, such as strawberries (Im et al., 2018). This is in fear of a negative impact on the development of a fetus. In the modern world today, Koreans put a lot of emphasis on food choices during pregnancy (Bang et al., 2020). Some of the food choices of the Koreans include the job tears, also known as Yule. This food is known to be beneficial after giving birth as it helps in discharging unnecessary fluid from the body (Bang et al., 2020). It helps in reducing swelling. Some foods, such as Mung beans, are known to have a characteristic that is cold hindering digestion. This food is also known to burn the fat of the fetus.
Describe cultural attitudes toward drinking among Koreans.
The character of society is also signified by way of drinking. as a result of this, drinks that are alcoholic are regarded as the food s of society (Bang et al., 2020). In Korea, the drinking culture is characterized more by social drinking as compared to drinking alone (Bang et al., 2020).The behavior of drinking was often considered one shot at a time compared to drinking a sip at a time. To avoid secondary harmful effects, the practices of collective drinking should generally be improved. The drinking culture in South Korea reveals the traditions, lifestyle, and social structure. Soju was usually consumed to drive out diseases and evil spirits.
Identify two or three culturally congruent strategies a healthcare provider might use to address Jay’s drinking.
A healthcare provider can use some of the following culturally sensitive strategies to address drinking behavior of Jay (Bang et al., 2020). It is essential to learn about the Korean Culture of Jay and what it says about drinking. This is an excellent strategy to address this situation. Jay can also be recommended to attend a Culturally Diverse Support Group. Support groups are one of the ways for people who have a common experience to help and learn from each other. There as various support groups for people who have different issues such as depression and substance use.
Bang, K. S., Lee, I., Kim, S., Yi, Y., Huh, I., Jang, S. Y., … & Lee, S. (2020). Relation between mother’s taekyo, prenatal and postpartum depression, and infant’s temperament and colic: a longitudinal prospective approach. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(20), 7691. IJERPH | Free Full-Text | Relation between Mother’s Taekyo, Prenatal and Postpartum Depression, and Infant’s Temperament and Colic: A Longitudinal Prospective Approach (mdpi.com) (Links to an external site.)
Im, Y. M., Yun, T. J., Yoo, I. Y., 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), 1-8. The pregnancy experience of Korean mothers with a prenatal fetal diagnosis of congenital heart disease | SpringerLink