However, through various experiments it has been discovered to have the most damaging effects on international students who are studying abroad. Culture shock can affect any person of any age. According to “International Students. According to research undertaken by an international health insurance provider, the stress of finding a new job, suitable housing and getting used to a completely new lifestyle can turn the dream in to a nightmare for many. Primarily, these tools will help you gain a greater appreciation for how the patient understands their health/illness with regard to culture, preferred healer and interventions, traditional health practices, and communication patterns. However, a new study has revealed culture shock is a very real threat to the average expat’s physical and mental wellbeing. This article is presented in two parts. Culture shock is the experience of not knowing what is going on in the new culture and finding that normal ways to adapt don’t necessarily work in the new environment. These students often experience culture shock that could lead to serious psychosocial difficulties and mental health problems. Students, in general, have been found to be more prone to mental health problems than nonstudents.

Full text Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (623K), or click on a page image below to browse page by page. It could lead to depression, withdrawal, fatigue and isolation. Introduction: Culture shock or cultural adaptation is a significant issue confronting non-Indigenous health professionals working in remote Indigenous communities in Australia.