Complementary Healing Practices Introduction. Health inequalities are more often seen in cultures where there is a more pronounced material divide. Health is influenced by a number of factors which exist within the individual and the society. In order to improve the care of patients in general, health care providers should be aware of the following cultural influences. 1. Much of this comes from the fact that there is a higher level of education and health care that is available for this class level. They are clearly implicated in the production and reproduction of health inequalities, and they no less clearly antedate the class-based stratification system of capitalism through all its phases. It will critically discuss the relationship between two concepts, health and class. Shaping personal values and beliefs that support healthy behaviors. The health skill, Analyze Influences, focuses on identifying and understanding the diverse internal and external factors that affect health practices and behaviors.To show proficiency in this skill, students first analyze why and how external and internal influences impact their health behaviors. In most research done the higher level of socioeconomic classes reflects at a higher level of health and longevity. It affects perceptions of health, illness and death, beliefs about causes of disease, approaches to health promotion, how illness and pain are experienced and expressed, where patients seek help, and the types of treatment patients prefer. Poor health correlates with poor material circumstances but health inequalities persist across all classes. The relationship between class and ill health is not simple. Class 6. Gender, Ethnicity and Class (and its Proxies)There is no doubting the causal impact of gender and race or ethnicity on health and health care. The important factors which deter­mine health are: 1) heredity 2) environment 3) life-style 4) socio - economic conditions 5) health services 6) health related systems. Upstream Factors: The Structural Determinants of Health Inequities. Developing the essential health skills necessary to adopt, practice, and maintain health-enhancing behaviors. For example, Asians and Pacific Islanders rely heavily on their extended family. Shaping group norms that value a healthy lifestyle. The influence of culture on health is vast. Teaching functional health information (essential knowledge). There are a number of different influences on health, some of which include social class. 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