Cultural Considerations In Mental Health Nursing
A nurse who works with a multicultural community must be culturally competent. Because of the active intrusion of mental health therapies into an individual’s life, the psychiatry department is particularly vulnerable to the influence of cultural particularities of clients. As a result, it is critical to ensure that culturally sensitive protocols are implemented throughout the treatment process. At the assessment stage of a patient, it is critical to investigate the specific elements of the client’s culture to include the obtained data during the therapy process. In order to diagnose mental difficulties, statistics, data and research findings about mental health issues prevalent in the Latino population will need to be incorporated. Depression, acculturation stress, behavioral impairments in substance abuse and aggression, and other disorders may be present in the client group (González-Guarda, McCabe, Leblanc, De Santis, & Provencio-Vasquez, 2016). When preparing sessions with the client, particular needs and preferences of the client must be considered.