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trust placed in a person or thing.
cultural b's shared statements that individuals in a cultural group hold as true. Cultural beliefs, which sometimes are expressed as proverbs, shape the values of a culture; these beliefs and values in turn affect that culture's practices. Cultural beliefs about health and illness influence health behavior and the significance of symptoms for an individual; for example, some people believe that cancer is sent by God while other people believe cancer is in part due to personal behavior and lifestyle.
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