They say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, yet men, women, and children of all orientations, races, ethnicities and backgrounds are subject to unjust discrimination in every day of their lives. There are many different ways people can discriminate against others, it can be as simple as a person utter harmless jokes and hoaxes about certain ethnic or racial groups or making fun of a person or mimicking them because they speak English with a different. Racism can have a lot of effects on a victim. According to Cornell News Service study (2009), racial discrimination erodes mental health. The study finds that black people may have poorer mental health as a result of two mechanisms: Firstly; chronic exposure to racial discrimination leads to more experiences of daily discrimination and secondly it results in an accumulation of daily negative events across various domains of life, from family, friends, health and finances.
When it comes to health care those who are in the Hispanic community are heavily reliant on religion and home remedies. Lauange barriers also pose as a threat with the inability to effectively communicate if they speak liitle English or if there is not an Spanish interpertator during doctor visit(NCBI, n.d). The level of education of those in the Hispanic community could also be seen as a deterant simpley because they might not can fully understand what it is the doctor is trying to convey to them. When it comes to the African American community they are also heavy belivers in faith but the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness often leads to family just taking in those family members and caring for them. According to Mental Health of America, those within the African American community are not open to acknowledging psychological problems and are reluctanct due to feeling as if practitioners are not culturally competent enough to treat their specific issues.
Racial and ethnic minorities experience a lower quality of health care that non-minorities. Even when the patient’s insurance status and income are controlled. Understanding microaggressions are difficult to do and they are just as difficult to detect, however standing up and taking a stand can lead to a more inclusive
Because of the collectivist orientation in the African American community, individuals rely heavily on community opinion as a determinant of appropriate and inappropriate courses of action (Sellers et al., 1998). In general negative descriptions are credited to those who suffer mental illness. Cultural identity (Tata & Leong, 1994), cultural mistrust (Nickerson,Helms,&Terrell,1994),and cultural commitment (Price & McNeill, 1992) have been linked with factors such as attitudes toward seeking help, tolerance for the stigma associated with seeking help, and being open to talking about problems with a
How Racism Affected Medical Treatment Introduction Medical treatment in the 1950s was not the honest and fair practice it is today. The way in which African Americans we treated for their illnesses, if treated at all, the treatments would be extended over an unneeded amount of time or the treatment wouldn’t even be treatment. It would worsen the illness or have no effect. Today the medial field is much more equal and have more rules to prevent discrimination. A main change that has occurred is that now the doctors can not refuse to treat African Americans.
There is no longer the manifestation of white superiority over other races in visible segregation in public places; thus, people are often unaware of the racism present in the 21st century. However, being unconscious of a problem does not make this problem disappear. As racial inequalities were changing through time, ways in which racism manifests itself nowadays are different. It used to be overt but now people have to deal with its covert version. Despite of the civil rights movement and years of initiatives to change disparaging views on racial minorities, including affirmative action, racism is still present in all spheres of life and has a negative impact on African Americans, especially their mental and physical health.
Shifting from viewing disability in binaries like good v. bad or helpful v. hindering, aids people to empathize with one’s disability experience. Disability should be viewed as just another aspect of difference or diversity and not just an aspect of deficiency. The individuals with disabilities live complex lives and have many layers to them just as any other person, thus, it is extremely ignorant to only define an individual by their disability. Yet, it was intriguing for me to read in the text that this action of labeling people by their disabilities is being taken back by that very same community but as a empowerment movement. It is essential to understand where the power goes and when the power is back in the hands of a marginalized group, they have more control over their own lives.
If racial discrimination did not still exist, then whites would not be blaming African Americans for all the damage done in the area. Whites say that they account for almost every shooting and disaster. That is not the case, white people can be just as destructive, it is just not broadcasted everywhere because white people appear to be superior and better than African Americans. Martin Luther King tried to change people 's thinking on this and although it could be worse racial discrimination still exists and probably always
30-43). Any intervention is approached from a medical perspective, with outcomes focused on health and illness. Although the medical model has a contribution to make in the field of intellectual disabilities for individuals with higher support needs, it can also restrict others from being involved in everyday activities and social interaction (Oliver, 1996). This may deny them the opportunity for creativity and self-expression and for reaching any potential they may have. A social model of disability is associated with improving the quality of life of
Introduction The purpose of this paper is to self-reflect on my own worldview, values and beliefs and how those may challenge or facilitate my professional work. My value that pedophiles are immoral has been passed down from my family. It helps define my behavior in various contexts because it provides me with a personal code of conduct of which to live by. My value and my belief that those who are attracted to children are sick individuals and are immoral may create an ethical dilemma when working with pedophiles because of my preconceived notions. However, there are things I can do to ensure that I will not be reactive with this client and provide the best care to be effective when working with this client.
That is not paranoia. It is our historical legacy and a present fact…” (P.4 Vanessa Northington Gamble). This means that throughout history people value more of one race compared to the other race, which is sad but true. African Americans living at that time was brainwashed by society that their lives aren’t equal but less worth compared to the White people. Due to the way society worked back then, that influence their relationships with medical profession.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a good book so far. This book sometimes make you wonder what other things have been taken from black people without them knowing what was going on. In this book it talks about how black people were treated and how they really didn 't get that much attention when they were in the hospital. When Henrietta told the doctor that their was something wrong with her the doctor didn 't do anything about but if she woulda been white the doctors would gone and check what wrong with her and try to find a way to cure her. This is something that I didn 't like how the white people treated the black people and i did not like the fact that the doctor took Henrietta cells even though the husband said he did not want them to take Henrietta cell.
Upon reading further on the development of the HeLa cells, it is thus possible that Henrietta 's cell couldn 't just grow at rates that were ordinary between the second and third visiting. However, readers can conclusively assert that Henrietta Lacks had not thoroughly treated and this can be attributed to the color of her skin. Even before people learn of HeLa Cells as well as the use of Henrietta’s tissue without their consent, they were shocked learning what they thought was true that African Americans were being
There is no question that significant health disparities exist between racial and ethnic groups today. Research consistently shows that “patients of color experience poorer quality of care and health outcomes contributing to increased risks and accelerated mortality rates relative to their white counterparts.” This statistic is unacceptable and must be addressed in order to improve the health of our minority populations and increase the health of our society in general. For nurses and other health practitioners, it is not only a professional duty; it is a moral one. Cultural competence is “a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency or among professionals and enable that system, agency or those professions to work effectively in cross-cultural situations.” In other words, to be culturally competent, professionals must provide superior, respectful medical care to all patients. This must start with building an understanding of basic philosophies and value systems of different population groups.
The reason why I said it would stretch me spiritually is it forces me out of my comfort zone, and forces me to radically set up a competent structure or outline how to deal with all people beliefs and attitudes with the least amount of judgment. I feel I can be a good helper to the LGBT communities because all I want to do is help people the more I learn the more I drop personal bias. My spiritual beliefs are firm but not rigid. I believe that