Culture And Diversity : The Clinical Case Is Not A Minority

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Culture and Diversity Even though the client in the clinical case is not a minority, this article possess relevant information to patients that is pertinent to this special population. Katie like Kilbourne, Bauer, Pincus, Wiliford, Kirk & Beresford (2005) states is at an increased risk of unfavorable outcomes due to her diagnosis of Bipolar II. Patients with bipolar disorder are at a disadvantage because of their periods of mania, depression and psychotic episodes combined with their substance use and unstable living environments (Kilbourne, et al., 2005). Nevertheless, while all patients with bipolar disorder may be at risk for homeless, involuntarily committed and receive shorter treatment with their psychiatrist, the percentage for minorities increases dramatically (Kilbourne, et al., 2005). Trying to manage a disorder with recurrent and chronic mental illness is difficult for one to manage, but it also includes substantial morbidity, mortality, and health care costs, which may be an increased shortcoming for minorities who may not have adequate resources (Kilbourne, et al., 2005). Kilbourne, et al. (2005), agrees as they mention that the management of bipolar disorder appropriately heavily relies on accurate assessment and effective treatment. The minorities discussed in this article consisted of females, veterans, races (Black, Hispanic, Aain/Pacific Islander, American Indian, and other), seniors greater than 65 years old, and participants with an educational…
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