A Brief Note On Mental Health Services And The Latino Community

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Assignment I: Qualitative Research Proposal
Part II: Literature Review
Barriers in Mental Health Services in the Latino Community
Literature Overview
A comparison of several studies are reviewed and have identified that variables such as: socio-economic status, cultural values, language proficiency, and discrepancies in mental health service utilization are barriers that the Latino community encounter in pursuing mental health services (Hong, Zhang, & Walton, 2014; Keyes, Blanco, Martins, Bates, Hatzenbuehler, & Hasin, 2012; Rastogi, Massey-Hastings, & Wieling, 2012; Polo, Alegria, & Sirkin, 2012; Shobe, Coffman, & Dmochwski, 2009; Sentell, Shumway, & Snowden, 2007). Via this literature review each variable will be examined.
Socio-Economic Status Shobe et al. (2009) pinpoints that higher educational achievement provides an approximation of one’s social and economic achievement therefore, income is determined by one’s educational level. This also showcases extensive discrepancies; the average earnings for Caucasian males with a collegiate degree totals to over forty-five thousand and the average earnings for collegiate education in Latino males totals to over thirty-four thousand (Shobe et al., 2009). Additionally, Latino communities encounter a greater degree of poverty, as a result the number of Latinos that are not capable to obtain health insurance in the United States varies significantly; 32–37% in contrast, there are only sixteen percent of Americans that do not…
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