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Another necessary treatment for Mr. Bacon is family-based treatment, which will target his anxiety and his substance abuse. Within this treatment, Mr. Bacon would participate in psychoeducational therapy sessions and behavioral family counseling. A study done by Paprocki and Baucom gave couples, in which only one partner had relationship-based anxiety, one session of psychoeducational therapy (Paprocki & Baucom, 2017). Two weeks after the therapy session, there were large reductions in relationship anxiety, self-silencing, and reassurance-seeking for the patients, and reductions in accommodation behaviors in their partners (Paprocki & Baucom, 2017). Additionally, a study done by Fals-Stewart, O'Farrell, and Peterson investigated males…show more content…
Bacon’s anxiety and substance abuse, but will also help Mr. Bacon with his relationships in his family. It is recommended that Mr. Bacon attend one session of psychoeducational therapy every two weeks for his relationship-based anxiety and one session of family-based therapy a week for his substance abuse problem. It is also recommended for these to be on the weekend as it fit easier into his schedule.
Race and ethnicity may play a large role in the ability for an individual to receive treatment. Mr. Bacon is a caucasian male, so many of these cultural factors are not present in his situation. A study was made on the racial/ethnic issues in a healthcare setting. This article conducts an analysis of publications focusing on sociocultural barriers to care, level of health care system, and cultural competence efforts. The barriers analyzed were: Organizational, when Health care unreflective of the population. Structural, when patients are challenged by difficult health care systems. Clinical, when the patient struggles to interact with the health care provider. The results found that, with a growing diversity in America it is vital to have a diversity in the healthcare workforce as well. There is a very large disparity between the level and amount of care found among ethnicities/minorities (Betancourt & Green 2003). This study analyzed the effect of race on the quality of care
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