Dr. Galanti provides insight into the relationship between cultural diversity and heath care providers. Dr. Galanti’s briefly states the difference between “stereotype and generalization”. The author recognizes that generalization may be a key factor used by workers in the health care community to bring awareness and a better understanding of cultural differences among patients. The article explains that although cultures differ in values, traditions, and beliefs, there are questions (the 4’C’s of culture) that may open up the line of communication, between provider and
America is filled with increasing diversity, though this may bring an abundance of possibilities through interacting with other ethnic groups, it also comes with many problems. These problems are particularly for those who are in the health care system whether you are a health care provider, social worker or nurse. The challenge at hand is about cultural competence. Cultural competence is the ability to adequately provide the linguistic and ethical needs of your patient. (Horevitz et al) (2013) Explore the many benefits of cultural competence and how the health care system can alleviate many problem such as disparities when they have cultural awareness. A way that providers can overcome cultural barriers is by simply become knowledgeable about the cultural group the patient belongs to. When a health care system requires for their members to learn about the values, beliefs and history of several cultures they will not only have an appreciation and respect for those cultures, but have awareness of how important it is to have cultural competence. (Horevitz et al) (2013) Koreans originally immigrated to the United States and settled in Hawaii. They soon traveled elsewhere because of harsh work conditions.The moved to other cities, establishing businesses and decent lives for themselves in the United States.Like
Family therapy is a highly flexible approach which can be applied across the lifespan to both adult and child focussed issues. Its aim is ‘to facilitate the resolution of presenting problems and promote healthy family development by focusing primarily on the relationships between the person with the problem and significant members of his/her family and social network’ (Carr, 2012, p. 54). Ultimately, the focus is on the family and its members’ interactions and relationships. Whilst, there are a number of pioneers such as Minuchin (structural), Gottman (behavioural), Haley & Madanes (strategic), Whitaker (experiential) and Satir (human validation) whose research led to the foundation of their respective family therapies; this assignment will
As indicated earlier, traditional therapy methods focused mostly on the individual. The system’s theory method includes the family. The Geno-grams provides framework that includes the family into the therapy process, and helps in indentifying the relationships between family members and the external environment (Cierpka & Sprenkle, 2005).
I am a 24-year-old Female who is working in the Pediatric Surgical Unit as a Registered Nurse at Hospital Authority.
The cultural competence self-assessment shed light on the depth of my knowledge about varied cultures other than my own. It can likewise uncover what more I ought to find out around a particular populations belief’s, values and qualities. Self-evaluation made me understand the pervasive part culture plays in people’s lives. It helps us (physicians/clinicians) in distinguishing areas in which we may enhance the nature of our services to culturally diverse populations.
The family is both the key unit of society and also the base of society. It is also an interminable wellspring of support, promotion, certification, and enthusiastic refueling that enables children to wander with certainty into the more noteworthy world and to end up all that he can be. Whether families have one parent or two or incorporate step-parents, grandparents or other carers, they can fabricate solid, positive family connections that advances family well-being and bear the children’s emotional wellness. (Neifert, 1996; Australian Primary Schools Mental Health Initiative, 2012-2013).
Goal: Reconstitute my family history portraying the learned techniques and knowledge of using genogram and ecomap mapping tools to depict my family, social history as well as depict a client’s history which may reveal some characteristics of a client’s culture, family structures and relationships. (Horejsi, 2015)
One of my favorite American writers, Alex Haley is quoted in Carol Vanderheyden’s book, A Touch of Class, saying “Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know he had some help” (Vanderheyden, p. 60). Not only does this quote strike my funny bone and fill my head with colorful imagery of a turtle mounted on top of a white picket fence post on the Haley farm in Tennessee, it strikes me as applicable to the ethical dilemmas that face those of us who embark upon careers in helping professions such as Marriage and Family Therapy. The imagery of the turtle on the post raises some interesting questions. Why did someone put the turtle there in the first place given that turtles aren’t traditionally climbers? Did some helpful Samaritan intervene on the turtle’s behalf because the conditions on the ground put its life in jeopardy? Whatever the reason for the turtles placement on the post, it would appear that the creature was helped out of one difficulty and placed in an equally; or perhaps, an even more perilous predicament with no way down. Ethical decision making in any psychotherapy practice is like that. While attempting to help clients, a therapist must be careful not to cause additional harm; and even though there are codes
Genetic testing has given scientists and doctors much knowledge into the way disease processes work and has improved the efficacy of treating them. While there are many positive outcomes with genetic testing, there are also some negative ways families and individuals can be impacted. Some ethical dilemmas involving family and genetic testing are: should newborn testing be mandatory or voluntary, do parents have the right to make the decision to have his/her child get genetic testing in adolescent and adult onset conditions, and is the risk to benefit ratio balanced with these tests (Holaday, 2004).
Part of the Calgary Family Assessment Model is to include an overview of the stages and the task and attachment that is important to each stage (Wright & Leahey, 2013). In addition, CFAM offers a framework to help organize large amounts of data about a family, and the 3 categories of family assessment include: structural, developmental, and functional components. The three aspects of family structure include multiple categories (i.e. internal, external, and context, all of which include subcategories). Based off this model, a family may be defined as who they say they are, as it is a social construct that is influenced by our history and any past
Repeated literature says that it is unethical for a counselor to provide services to culturally different clients if they are not culturally confident. Multicultural competence is increasingly recognized as an essential part of ethical counseling but counselors are historically slow in recognizing the connection between cultural competence and ethical behavior. There have been numerous ways to look at cultural differences between groups of people. These differences reflect the sociopolitical climate of the time, according to the authors of Introduction to Multicultural Counseling for Helping Professionals.
Adherence to professional ethics is a foundational aspect of counseling practice. As students, we are trained to be ethically competent, providing the most principled treatment for our clients. Yet, ethical issues are not just encountered by novice counselors, experienced practitioners face ethical dilemmas throughout their career, as well. The American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics (2014) sets ethical obligations and provides guidance for how to manage ethical dilemmas. The code considers professional values that counselors should be aware of, but also ethical principles that guide practice (ACA, 2014). Yet, decisions in counseling are not always black and white, in fact, counselors will most likely feel uncertain when making
The journal of American psychotherapy stipulated that counsellors are frequently faced with dilemmas, how they respond to these situations can either be ethical or
Although every family is different, there are certain characteristics that healthy families share. The quality of the relationship is more important than family configuration. A healthy family relationship provides members with the support, encouragement and empathy that they need. The author feels that these four characteristics of effective families are vital for healthy family’s relationships, which are the following: (a) having good communication with each other, (b) committing