Our culture code applies to our relation to health, too. Let’s take a surgery or hospital consultation: the patient will have certain expectations when it comes to encounters with a doctor, while the doctor, on the other hand, will expect certain behaviours from the patient. To name only a few: the doctor’s bedside manner, use of terminology, the way the patients are being addressed (Mr Brown vs. Bobby) and the on-going relationship with the patient. What are the cultural considerations when dealing in these situations? Let’s use examples from British-German-Polish using both perspectives.