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Groups and Cultures in Aviation and Medicine

Culturefashionsacomplexframeworkofnational,organizational andprofessionalattitudesandvalueswithinwhichgroupsandindividualsfunction.Thepowerofcultureoftengoesunrecognizedsince itrepresents'thewaywedothingshere'- thenaturalandunquestionedmodeofviewingtheworld.However,therealityandstrength ofculturebecomesalientwhenweworkwithanewgroup(whether inanewcountry,aneworganizationoranewprofession)andinteractwithpeoplewhohavewell-establishednormsandvalues.