The physicians then agree to avoid disclosing the diagnosis in this society. Those attitudes are however changing because public education as well as worldwide globalization is making people more knowledgeable and civilized. The transformations are however slow because of the complex political, social and religious values that govern the Arabians (Aljubran, 2010, p. Despite having an Arabian background, my attitudes changed through experience, persuasion and by social influence here in Australia. This is because the optimism indigenous Australians have about cancer cases is massive. The optimism is because of the availability of surgical and radiation oncology as forms of therapy thus increased chances of survival of cancer patients. In Australia, they recognize communication as an efficiency means of ensuring patient understanding and compliance. Not everybody from my socio-cultural background has changed their attitude towards the disclosure of diagnosis and it is necessary that physicians understand the cultural background of the patient before disclosing such information.The Arabian culture differs from the western culture since their lives revolve around family and communism. Honor and victory are important aspects and it is part of their cultural heritage and core point of behavior to protect honor. The culture also demands protection of women virtues and they have to dress appropriately. The society accepts challenges as sent from God and they have no expectations beyond their basic needs, which are food, water, electricity, medial help, and shelter. Being in Australia however has changed my attitude towards my needs and the kind of life I want to lead. I have realized the importance of finding solutions to obstacles and not just accepting them as coming from God. The western culture, which makes people not to settle for less, has made me aware of the fact that I should never quit and must work harder in order to achieve high levels of performance.Arabian culture also differs when it comes to government protection and authority. The government does not hear the cries of the oppressed citizens hence make the people have a negative attitude towards the authorities. Because of this attitude, the society opts to effect changes based on religious groups or the power of tribe. The government has also failed to instill protection of the Arabian community from invasion, marital law, or even torture.
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