Questions to think about and to talk to your family about:
1. What would your family define as a MINOR medical problem? Give examples.
2. How does your family know when a health problem does NOT need medical attention?
3. Does your family "self-diagnose?" Give examples.
4. Does your family use over-the-counter medications? Which ones and when?
5. Who is the first person you turn to when you are ill?
6. Due to religion or ethnic background, does your family practice alternative ways to manage your health?
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