Bshs/422 - Cultural Diversity and Special Populations Final Exam
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BSHS/422 - Cultural Diversity and Special Populations
January 28, 2013
Shana D. Lewis, LPC, NCC
1. What do you need to find out about Esmeralda and her family in order to create the most comprehensive treatment plan? Consider all-important areas that effect Esmeralda and her children's overall wellbeing based on the information given in the case study. Be specific, identify, and list what areas need to be included in Esmeralda's treatment plan. How will you find out this information?
1. Esmeralda is determined eligible for services after the intake staff completed the assessment instrument so developing a care plan is necessary for Esmeralda. The majority of immigrants that do not speak…show more content…
Because the family belongs to an extremely small ethnic group, Esmeralda and her family may be suffering from discrimination in hiring practices or discrimination in school. “Social problems are societal induced conditions that harm any segment of the population. Social problems are also related to acts and conditions that violate the norms and values found in society” (Long, 2012, para. 3).
3. What do you need to know about her cultural values/beliefs that may affect the delivery of social services? (Hint: **Consider specific cultural issues discussed in class. **) Be specific. Why is it important to know this information as her caseworker? How will you obtain that information?
3. Differences in values and beliefs define a person's choice for mental and physical health care. “Because health care is a cultural construct, arising from beliefs about the nature of disease and the human body, cultural issues are actually central in the delivery of health services treatment and preventive interventions” (Office of Minority Health, 2005, p. 6). It is important to acknowledge that Esmeralda fits into two categories of minority because Esmeralda is a Latina. It is important to know that Hispanic women are less likely to make full use of many social services even when they are provided to them. Hispanics normally are family oriented and that means Esmeralda will probably want to involve her family in any treatment program she