A person's culture can greatly affect the way they perceive illnesses, doctor-patient interactions, and rehabilitation. Factors include family, religion, and values. A lack of cultural competency training in the health professions may be detrimental to the recovery process of minorities. This phenomenon is examined in depth as it relates to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
"Cultural Perceptions of Traumatic Brain Injury and Rehabilitation in Minorities,"
Sound Neuroscience: An Undergraduate Neuroscience Journal: Vol. 1
, Article 10.
Available at: http://soundideas.pugetsound.edu/soundneuroscience/vol1/iss2/10