According to the CDC Hispanics of Mexican origin make up approximately 17 percent of the population in the United States. They are the one of the largest cultural populations in U.S. has risen dramatically over last four decades. There are a variety of reason that lead to health disparities for the Hispanic community these reasons then lead to the individuals not obtaining healthcare. First, it was reported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in 2012 that 29.1 percent of the Hispanic do not have health insurance. This usually prevents the majority of Hispanic people from receiving health care. Second, Elizabeth is a first generation Mexican-American, give a birth to a first child in high school, may have inability to complete a proper education might have language barrier. The inability to speak English and unable to communicate effectively, and feeling embarrassed sometimes prevent her from communicating with her physician. HCP must give information and services in patients ' preferred language, including patient access to professional interpreters who have health-related dialect skills and familiar with patient’s cultural competence. The family unit and religion is culturally the most important to the Hispanic community. Elizabeth has extended family consisting her husband, four children, her mother, …show more content…
Education at the primary level and the proper delivery of important health information. Many of teenagers now are sexually active but don’t know how to use contraceptive methods. Education is the best approach in the promotion of health in this community and provide information on resources will be helpful such as health screen and HPV vaccination at health fairs should be disclosed. There are now many low cost clinics that have bilingual speaking staff that are available and can provide assistance with any health
La familia es importante which means family is important in spanish. In Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario, family is a very important matter. Enrique’s journey starts in Honduras a spanish speaking country in Central America. Like many families in Central America Enrique’s family lived in poverty. Since Enrique's mother Lourdes wants the best for her family she goes to America in hopes to give her children a better life.
Elizabeth was raised in a faithful Christian household in Cuba by her mother and extended family which includes grandparents, uncles, aunties, and cousins her extended family who played an active role in the church as her family dynamics was filled with strict religious rules on dating and relationships. Carmen and Tom are the guardians who also assisted with the care of Elizabeth. The parents of Elizabeth Jennifer and Peter was never married as they had Elizabeth at the age of eighteen. Elizabeth migrated to America at age seventeen for a better life and educational opportunity. Elizabeth lived in Long Island, New York with her father and step-mother.
Healthcare disparities are a significant issue in the U.S. with factors such as quality of care, access to care, and insurance playing a role in discrepancies. Statistics have shown that healthcare disparities have improved but are still an issue in the United States. These disparities have been improving throughout history with efforts made by Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. The leading cause of the disparities is insurance coverage. The current intervention being used is the ACA, which was put into place by President Obama.
Hispanics, initial drawbacks frequently come from their parents ' immigrant and economic position and their sparse knowledge regarding the United States education system. While Hispanic students navigate through the school system, insufficient resources in schools and their awkward rapport with teachers continues to weaken their academic achievement. Initial drawbacks continue to mount up, causing the Hispanic population in having the least high school and college degree accomplishment, which is counterproductive of having a possibility for stable employment. According to Portman & Awe (2009) school counselors and comprehensive school counseling programs are anticipated to play a dynamic role in addressing the discrepancy between diverse
The Hispanic community encounters various barriers to treatment that lead them to not seek, drop out, or have less effective outcomes than other social groups when receiving treatment for substance use. Therefore, the access of treatment for Hispanic immigrants, documented or undocumented must improve. This section of the paper will introduce some ideas that research provides on how to improve access of treatment for the Hispanic community. One aspect that needs to improve is to increase the body of research about this population. Research addressing various types of interventions that are effective with the Hispanic population can be beneficial to develop a more effective treatment approach for substance use disorder in the Hispanic community (Alvarez et al. 2007; Amaro et al., 2006).
The United States Census Bureau recently reported that the Hispanic population is becoming the largest ethnic minority in the country. For example, in 1980, Hispanics made up 6.4 % of the total population in the United States (US); and in 2000, the Hispanic population grew to over 12.5 % of the total population in the United States (US). It is projected that European Americans will numerically become a minority in the upcoming years, and that the Hispanic population will constitute 31 percent of the nation 's population by 2060, making the United States (US) the second largest Hispanic population following Mexico (citation A5). States, like California and Texas, can be used as an example for this shift already occurring. It is apparent that
For example, although cervical cancer is preventable when detected at an early stage, it has had a tremendous impact on the Latino community. With a population of fifty-two million, Latinos are known as the fastest and leading minority group in the U.S. (Monroy, 2017). Cervical Cancer not only accounts for the second highest death rate among Latinos, but Latinos are twice more likely to die from cervical cancer than white Non-Hispanic women (Monroy, 2017). Several Social Determinants of Health have been linked to cause this tremendous disparity. Latina women tend to have limited access to updated health care information, limited to no health care coverage, and low socioeconomic status that all ultimately affects their access to appropriate screening and preventative services (Monroy, 2017).
Health Care in the US is arguably available to all who seek it but not everybody has had the same experience and treatment when walking through the doors of a healthcare facility. In many cases, people are discriminated against due to their gender, race/ethnicity, age, and income and are often provided with minimal service. Differences between groups in health coverage, access to care, and quality of care is majorly affected through these disparities. Income is a major factor and can cause groups of people to experience higher burden of illness, injury, disability, or mortality relative to another group.
During my two interviews my with my two people of the Hispanic culture I came to find they were both had a good level of health literacy from a quick glance. It’s interesting I came to this conclusion fast after asking them each their questions, because I barely know these two on a personal level. Raul I met last year at comicpalooza, where we bonded over love over television and movies and came in contact since, mostly having conversations about show/movies; but never had conversations on anything like this level. Francis I met over swim class this fall at UH recreation center, so I came to the conclusion to pick two people I didn’t really know to ask these questions for this paper.
The Spirit Catches you and you Fall Down” is an astonishing book that reveals the need for improvement of cultural competency in the American healthcare system. This book teaches me the importance of the role of healthcare administrator as a cultural advocate between the patients and the providers. This book also influences me in realizing the differences between patients’ culture and providers’ culture. Moreover, I can relate to Jeanine Hilt, a social worker who truly cares for the Hmong culture and the Lees Family. Healthcare administrators must be aware of the cultures of the population that reside in the region that your facility is located.
The way a person thinks about health, “whether that is our ‘philosophy’, our ‘worldview’, our ‘framework’ influences what we do as individuals in practice,” as well as how we deliver the health service. These elements allow us to think about healthcare in our own culturally acceptable way, this isn’t always an acceptable way of delivering the service to people with views different to our own. Cultural competence is an approach that aids in influencing the service and the education of healthcare professionals. (Taylor, K., & Guerin, P., 2010). Cultural competence is defined as a knowledge and understanding of cultures, histories and contemporary realities and awareness of protocols, combined with the proficiency to engage and work effectively in a cultural context congruent to the expectations of the people of that culture.
Elizabeth’s reason for helping children is because she used to be one of those children who needed help. She used to be in the foster system until a social worker helped her grandmother gain custody of her. Elizabeth has six siblings in total, but only lives with one of her brothers. The rest of her siblings were separated and they
Summary: I have explained in this presentation the importance of sex education in reducing the rates of unwanted pregnancies among the adolescents. Secondly, sex education has been argued to contribute significantly to the reduction of the spread of HIV and AIDS among the adolescents. The third point that I have presented is that abortion levels have declined as a result of sex education targeting the adolescents in schools. Finally, I have argued that sex education results in fewer teenage pregnancies when compared to settings with no such education. 2.