Ethics and Culture in Mental Health Care
Total CE Credit Hours: 2
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About the Course:
This article examines the often complex relationship between ethical practice and decision making processes in mental health care when applied to a patient population holding widely differing cultural values, attitudes, and beliefs. In this article, the authors review how multiculturalism and cultural competence present themselves in mental health care, and discuss the cultural underpinnings of bioethics. The article also presents five clinical cases to display the range of ethical issues faced by mental health clinicians working in a multicultural environment. These issues include dealing with therapeutic boundaries, diagnosis, treatment choice, confidentiality, and informed consent, and the just distribution of limited health care resources.
Jinger G. Hoop; Tony DiPasquale; Juan M. Hernandez; Laura Weiss Roberts
About the Authors:
Psychiatrist, Medical College of Wisconsin
University of New Mexico
Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, and other clinical mental health practitioners
Identify a range of treatment related ethical issues associated with work in multicultural therapeutic settings.
Describe the application of cultural competence as an approach to clients that demonstrates respect, beneficence, and justice in treatment.
Evaluate the application of cultural competence as defined in the article for each of the five clinical cases provided therein.
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