For instance not exercising, not eating well and drugs. Also about how many people are prejudice about what mental health really is. The reason behind why many people do not examine the full extent of mental health is because they do not think it is a serious illness or just needs medication and everything will be fine. People who live a sustained life-style they are less likely to have the feeling of stigma. And created reasoning on how people face mental health issues with complex cultures is because they come from a ethnic background and it is hard for many of them to have a stable life style.
al 117). In addition to affecting the lives of patients, addiction impacts the community’s functionality. Interestingly, frequent use of psychoactive medications by patients of all ages can lead to addiction, but administration of these medications is a valuable technique of treatment for ailments. Medications can provide relief from discomfort that a patient may experience, nevertheless while causing an alteration in
Another potential issue is that a Haitian child would never look at an adult in the eyes, that would be a sign of disrespect or defiance, so they would lower their head, which in the USA would be view as a lack of respect. The client will also be in one of the stages of The Racial/Cultural Identity Model which will also cause an interference in the counseling session, for instance, if the client is at the dissonance stage, he/she will be in conflict between attitudes and beliefs towards the self as well as attitudes and beliefs about members of their own culture. As the counselor, multicultural counseling involves helping the client move from where they are currently into a more integrative awareness stage. 4. In the Movie Amazing Grace the issue of following God vs being involved in politics was not divided but one issue.
This concept involves exclusion of the acknowledgement of GLBTI people. In these concepts, heterosexuality has the power to define GLBTI people as marginal and abnormal. This socially constructed norm has created health inequalities among GLBTI people and contributed to poor mental health because of the inequality, discrimination and a lack of cultural competency in healthcare system. One reason leading to poor mental health is fear of stigma or discrimination. Many GLBTI people need to concern and modify their daily activities in order to avoid discrimination (Willis & Elmer, 2011, p.
Social workers understand that advanced directives are a psychosocial decision, or a right of self-determination as much as a medical choice. Social workers must possess a solid knowledge base of basic advanced directive documents. With this knowledge, they should be promoting advanced care planning by encouraging communication among clients and their families about preferences and values for care, assist clients in completing documents, and support families in respecting and advancing their loved one’s
Cross-cultural methods and approaches should be taken to accommodate for the diverse patient population in our communities. I will introduce the culture clash by first describing the Hmong point of view on health and illness. Then, I will proceed my analysis by comparing it with the Western perspectives and practices on healing. Social stigma will also be emphasized as another negative factor
Mental health counselors encounter many ethical dilemmas in forensic settings. This paper will discuss two ethical dilemmas encounters in forensic treatment settings. It will also examine the complication the dilemmas have on treatment in forensic settings. Lastly, it will communicate guidelines and ethical principles in resolving each dilemma. Two Encountered Dilemmas One ethical dilemma that mental health counselors encounter would be institutional policies against disclosure (Substance Abuse and mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA, 2005).
A link between poverty, low educational attainment and poorer health outcomes with increased morbidity and mortality is well established (Causes of Health Disparities, n.d.). Also, certain religious practices may not allow one person to obtain the believed cure or care needed to prevent certain illnesses and diseases. A lack of income and low educational attainment decreases one 's chances of having quality access to healthcare. If one is not able to afford health care or is ignorant to what the health care field has to offer, illness and disease may build up over time, increasing chances for a health disparity. Gender and age could also cause one not to want to obtain health care, furthermore decreasing their health.
The author was trying to show how the difference between two cultures can influence in health care. The author showed how the difference between illness and disease also affects the forms of treatment. It is important to recognize the patient’s cultural beliefs because this may help us to recognize how effective the given treatment can be and in what ways we can enhance the treatment without sacrificing the patient’s cultural beliefs. The author also showed how both the parents and the doctors care about Lia but what they thought was best for Lia varied. The doctors thought that the parents were harming the treatment by not being compliant and the parents thought that the doctors were hurting Lia by giving her so much medicine.
One reason that explains why immigrants do not seek help is the language barrier that immigrants struggle with. The fact that “mental health treatment relies on direct verbal communication rather than objective tests as for physical illness …” (Kim et al., 2011, p.104) makes it really difficult for immigrants with low English proficiency levels to accurately describe their symptoms to a doctor further isolating them without receiving professional help. Many cultures also consider mental health issues “taboo” and might not have direct translations for such issues. (Simich, 2010, p.20). Another factor is the stigma that many cultures attach to mental health issues.
Using Beck’s “cognitive triad”, it will be pivotal to have the client to discuss their core beliefs to gain a better understanding of the client’s behavior. Using the cognitive triad, I would have the client discuss a stressful event/situation to activate the CB and to learn if the CB is affecting (self, future or others). With this happening the client may be experiencing anxiety, it will be important for me to help the client to recognize how his/her negative thinking process has been affecting their behavioral changes. Due to the client internalizing their CB, using a behavioral record to adjust or modify the CB would be helpful for changing thought process. I would then have the client write down simple activities or tasks that are likely
Zac himself, wanted to make a different and help people experiencing mental health issues. Zac, believe He could make a difference by sharing his successful strategies and encourages people to “act, belong and commit” to support people struggling with mental health.
Laura’s death affected many, causing people to feel obligated to stop it from happening to anyone else. While many think Laura’s law is not ethical due to forcing mentally ill to take medication or get help against their will, it is meant to improve the quality of their own lives, and the lives of those around them in the long run. People with mental illness would refuse to get the help they
As a society we have to understand that the system oppresses certain individuals. One can be highly qualified for a job but not receive it because of their race. Black people work hard but they don’t make it as far as many other minorities it’s because of their race, the color of their skin inhibits them from achieving every goals they want to, the system is not in their favor. As learned in class Social justice and equality for all people should be of paramount importance. Society needs to stand against prejudice and make sure very member of the community is not discriminated against us.
This assessment tool gives a general social evaluation to advance socially capable determination and care (Jarvis, pg.24). It is important when making a psychiatric diagnosis to be aware of the cultural implications and what is considered normal so that culturally unsanctioned behaviors can be differentiated. This is especially true when a clinician is making a diagnosis of personality disorder. However, it appears that certain groups of the population are at a greater risk than others for certain PDs. In general, other risk factors include being Native American or African American, being a young adult, having low socioeconomic status, and being divorced, separated,