Factors influencing the use of complementary and alternative medicine by Korean American women Public Deposited

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  • This study examines the utilization of health care by Korean American women in Pierce County, Washington. Pierce County, with its large population of Asian Americans, offers a variety of health care options, everything from biomedicine to acupuncture and herbal remedies. Regarding the multitude of options available, I asked the question "What is used and why?" I look at how each of the following influences a person's health care choice: acculturation, culture, language and financial barriers, and personal preference. I conducted open-ended interviews with Korean American women to answer my questions. From these interviews I learned that it is not an all or nothing choice. Many Korean-American women choose to employ complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), traditional Korean medicine used alone or in conjunction with Western medicine in the case of acute illness. I make recommendations on what can be beneficial to both health care providers and Korean American women in achieving better health care.
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