U.S Latinos: Suicide Risk and Cultural Competence

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Tupper, Frances
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Hallows, Ryan
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Date of Issue
2021-12
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Latinos in the United States , Suicide risk , Cultural competence , Mental health
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U.S Latinos: Suicide Risk and Cultural Competence
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Suicide risk for Latinos living in the United States is affected by multiple aspects. This includes, but is not limited to, age of migration, birthplace, cultural assimilation, and perceived discrimination. As a healthcare provider, mental health or not, it is important to acknowledge why practice must be different when working with clients of different ethnic backgrounds. In order to provide the best care possible, a healthcare provider should recognize their own biases and lack of cultural knowledge, learn about their client and their culture, explain all aspects of the process clearly, ask the client about their worldview, and listen and support the client no matter what. By doing so, care for Latinos in the U.S can be brought to a healthier, better level.
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Fall 2021
Department
Spanish