1. How would you deal with treating patients from a different background (socio-economically, culturally, religiously, or politically) than your own?
A) All patients expect, and should get equal treatment (Race, nationality, gender). However, culturally and religiously, there may be the need to treat certain patients a little different. Some religions and cultures have expectations/limitations to what/where and how things (tests/exams) can be performed.
2. What would you do to prepare to work with patients from a different culture?
A) In order to work with patients from a different culture, it is a neccesity for the healthcare provider to educate themselves on the culture. Once educated/informed on those cultural values, you can provide the care the patient expects to recieve.
3. How do you deal with conflict between yourself and others or between two other people?
A) All conflict is situational. It depends on any given situation. In one situation, the head on "lets get the the bottom of this" approach may be the most appropriate/effective thing to do. In another situation, just letting the two people involved that "they" need to work it out between themselves. Even if it means a neutral party being present, for some objective/neutral input. Sometimes, avoidance is the best route, if it is something benign and petty. So once again, the situation at hand needs to be examined first. Once the situation is examined, a process of handling a conflict can be determined.
4. What does primary care mean to you?
A) That the patient gets all care from a certain clinic/individual.