In addition, aggregated data has been able to develop the best practices for asking questions to minority groups. According to the Williams Institute (2009), there has been an increased need for high quality scientific data on sexual orientation of adults because it is an essential piece in understanding different health trends among populations. It is crucial that sexual orientation questions are asked appropriately to avoid discrimination and be culturally sensitive. Based on existing large-scale surveys research questions can be modified to be asked correctly. For example, surveys now provide three options for how one identifies their sexual orientation: heterosexual or straight, gay or lesbian, or
He explains that Latino immigrants are here to have a better life then what they had when they were in their origin countries, Latinos are aware that they need to integrate into society to become successful. As Chavez said “Rather than living apart from the larger society, their friendship, religious, and romantic relationships extend beyond the social borders of Latino life” (71). When I look around my surroundings I realized that he is right, Latinos are not only excluded to their origins because they are just trying to gain the privileges and participation of being a citizen. I realized that he is right Latino immigrants have want those privileges that citizen possess because that gives them a sense of belonging. Arriving to a whole new culture must be hard not only because they just left their whole life behind but also because they have to adapt to the new culture.
Both Raul and Francis had different views, even though they came from the same culture, but both had the common view that some people are arrogant or don’t know how to get access to health and understand it fully. Francis stated that some of the Spanish translations aren’t very good or don’t help at all especially if one isn’t literate or be able read and write in general. One of the studies I read about health literacy in Hispanics at the University of South Carolina they gave out 28 studies between the years of 1992-2008 in order to measure the level Hispanics HL. They found that there is
It is fundamental for the U.S Preventative Service Task Force (USPSTF) to increase recognition of evidence-based practices to improve population health care. According to Alcantara et al., (2015) screenings and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse have shown to be effective. It was given grade B recommendations by the USPSTF (Alcantara et al., 2015). The Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is one of the screenings to use by medical staff to identify potential alcohol misuse by patients. As you mentioned, electronics indeed help medical staff to increase awareness and implement the SBIRT assessment.
Although adolescence and young adulthood are generally healthy times of life, several important public health and social problems either peak or start during these years (Healthy People, 2015). For this discussion, I selected the scenario involving an adolescent Hispanic/Latino boy living in a middle-class suburb. When performing the health history interview of an adolescent many factors must be considered. Practitioner must also keep an open mind and respect patient cultural beliefs and values. “Family, religious beliefs, communication, and health beliefs have been noted in the literature as important cultural influences for Hispanic patients” (Hicks, 2012).
n order to eliminate disparities in mental healthcare for Latinos, Researchers have to first document the scope of disparities, recognize factors and processes that cause Latinos mental health disparities in care. Then, mental health services and policies apply this data to develop and implement interventions aimed at eliminating the trends in care. In other words, by achieving this endeavor, policymakers and mental health services must be informed by research because research can provides best available evidences, documents specific trends in care, produce valuable information about the pathways that have the potential to reduce disparities, explains why and how the inequities occur, and how to deliver high quality mental health care
Our social work values support assisting clients to overcome barriers, not automatically judging people for their struggles and taking punitive action. We know that addiction is an illness that is not easy to overcome, even if you place a monetary value on recovery. Our proposed policy will allow clients to gain from the opportunity and accessibility to treatment. In theory, providing treatment to substance abusers will save taxpayers money because the individuals will have an increased ability to contribute to society and find employment. What Ethical Dilemmas Does Alternative Policy Raise for You as a Professional Social Worker?
In my opinion, in order to understand how socioeconomic status of Hispanics affects the quality of health care, more research still needs to be conducted. This research should be a collaboration between Hispanic communities and researchers, which would build trust and potentially increase sample sizes. Future studies should also take into consideration the cultural variety of Hispanic population. For example, current federal standards require federal agencies use Hispanic or Latino term. Hispanics are identified by Spanish surname, Spanish origin, Spanish language and birthplace in a Latin American country.
Salud y Bienestar is a national program which helps to provide vital information to older Hispanics, as well as families, and their caregivers; about the best way to keep this condition under control and avoid further complications. It was originally founded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Partnering up with other groups provides a much better program with lots of resources. The program has a goal of lowering complications due to diabetes by providing better care among Hispanic older adults; delaying the start of diabetes. In order to achieve these goals they must partner with organizations who focus on the community as well as health professionals.
This is because in order to emphasis a diverse culture, not only the standpoints of TMT could be keys to the successful execution of the D&I initiatives, but they could also help encourage the target minorities to strive for working in positions with power and voice (Jones, 2006). If Shell decided to keep the no diversity policy in the TMT despite all the efforts to encourage diversity mindset of the managers, to promote supportive environments and to provide guidelines for hiring and promotions, minority employees would start to lose confidence in the D&I initiatives seeing that there was still a barrier between them and positions in the upper echelon. Voser, however, might be able to defend his choice of the composition of TMT that there were not enough qualified managers with minority status at the senior level (Sucher & Corsi, 2012, p. 11). Nonetheless, since Shell had been promoting the D&I projects for quite a long time, in the long run, the employees’ confidence would depend on the composition of the TMT, which theoretically should reflect the more diverse pool of the TMT
This problem was solved by increasing funding to HIP so that they may be able to provide more repairs and renovations to the American Indians. They addressed four key areas that they would like to see improved. The first, just improving the overall housing for American Indians. The second, to improve the data collection that records American Indian and Alaska Native homelessness, they don’t believe that it is as accurate as it is portrayed. The third, to ensure that there are strategies that work to help the American Indians and Alaska Natives homelessness, which includes meeting with tribal leaders and experts.
Those admission candidates who merit to be accepted based on merit, but are given over for minorities to fulfill admission quotas for minorities would be distressed. Still, basing admissions solely on merit does not cause such unhappiness. As long as merit-based standards are used, minorities cannot be unhappy because if they merit admission they will be granted it. Thus, according to the utilitarian ethics, Affirmative Action should not be allowed in medical schools because there is an alternative course of action which creates more units of happiness. Since this form of action produces more happiness, it suffers a less evil tendency than Affirmative Action which has the potential to cause more unhappiness.
It shows the American citizens that immigrants can bring in more positive into the country than negative. The AIC also promotes a more humane immigration policy to be considered throughout the immigration process. The institute advocates for the human rights and constitutional laws to be enforced for the existing immigration laws. The AIC works towards offering fairness and justice for immigrants of the USA. This AIC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that accepts charities from those who are willing to change the immigration process for the better.
Native Indian has a higher percent of taking the drug lidocaine this can result in slightly or major side effect in the near future, Asian ethnic group will agree with the doctor even when they don’t fully comprehend what the person is saying and this can result in the doctor prescribing incorrect medication to the patient and lastly Hispanic ethnic group will have a higher chance of developing liver toxicity due to high quantity of drinking alcohol on regular base. This general cultural safety issues help healthcare staff to identify specific medication problem with each ethnic group and create a solution that will prevent a safety barrier by eliminating the problem and this also save lives by able to pinpoint the patient illness and give immediately prescribe medication that will help the patient feel
Another challenge Hispanics must learn to overcome is health care. They may not be used to the type of food we eat and maybe get sick. Also according to http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK19910/, they don’t have good access to a financial health care insurance when first arriving here in America. But, they can overcome that by getting one that can be easy to pay and help you temporarily until they might get a better one. But, sometimes communication can be tough because the language efficiency but, they can learn language.