However, that’s not the whole picture. The concept of personalismo, often defined as “formal friendliness,” basically means that Latinos place great emphasis on personal relationships.Should “Personalismo” be extended to non-Latino patients?
You may be thinking that these are basic courtesies that should be extended to all patients. The difference is that when basic acts of “personalismo” are skipped with a non-latino patient, it is unlikely to make a difference in the outcome of the treatment.What is your definition of personality?
1. a person's characteristics (of the mind, the emotions etc) as a whole. a likeable / forceful (= strong) personality. 2. strong, distinctive ( usually attractive) character. She is not beautiful but she has a lot of personality.