Healthcare The Population That Was Research Paper

Length: 10 pages Sources: 11 Subject: Women's Issues - Sexuality Type: Research Paper Paper: #211164 Related Topics: Population, Health Issues, Health Psychology, Health Assessment
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He is made at himself for not coming to terms with himself earlier in life and he is mad at himself for spending so much time "giving his love" to people - men -- who didn't deserve it. He says that if he could go back, he would go to school, he would embrace who he is, he would be honest with family about his sexuality, and he would have found a spiritual life sooner. Bruce is quite spiritual now. He is no longer Baptist, but rather he has taken up belief in the tenets of Buddhism, which he claims has brought him much peace inside as well as has made him more tolerant of others -- including whites.

One interesting fact about Bruce is that he says that he has never had a very strong identity to gay men either -- whether they are white or black. He seems to have a very general isolated attitude about life. He is quite non-trusting of anyone. He does admit to having more of a connectedness with gay men, but he claims that is probably because he felt like those were the men he had to be connected with. He did have a good relationship with his mother as a child, but now he rarely calls her. She is still in the south and is in her eighties. He has some guilt about not being closer to her.

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Arredondo (2010) reviews Pedersen, Draguns, Lonner, & Trimble (2008) book, Counseling across cultures (sixth edition). Arredondo states that with the first edition of the book (1976) the authors opened up an all new space of knowledge for the counseling professions. The book promotes competency development when it comes to cross-cultural counseling, giving unique perspectives that are relevant to those who wish to counsel individual of a multicultural background.

Butler-Byrd, Nola M. (2010). An African-American supervisor's reflections on multicultural supervision. Training and education in professional

psychology,4(1), 11-15. American Psychological Association.

In Butler-Byrd's (2010) article, she reflects on how as an African-American supervisor working with multicultural diverse backgrounds she has endured challenges and benefited from those challenges.

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Comas-Dias (2010) discusses how she became a healer and how diversity (as a Latina) has influenced her life as well as her approach to psychotherapy. Her article gives the psychotherapist suggestions for how to work effectively with individuals of a multicultural background.

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Fields' (2010) article looks act different literature on cross-cultural approaches to assessment, research, and clinical practice. He comes up with recommendations for using a 'cultural exchange' approach...


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Fact Sheet


How being both African-American and gay has shaped them as a person

What are some coping mechanisms or support groups the individual relies upon

What are some of the feelings that go along with being African-American and gay -- are they separate issues? Or do they merge into one another?

Focus on Solutions:

1) Health

2) Home

3) Work

4) Faith

Focus on Coping Strategies:

Problem focused: negative thoughts, replacing them; gathering information; using problem-solving techniques

Emotion focused: Activities that bring happiness; activities that enhance self-esteem and bring pleasure; activities that bring a certain level of relaxation.

Some of the most effective counseling methods for this population: active listening; minimal advice giving; adding some amount of perspective to certain situations especially in dealing with health issues (HIV / AIDS); talking about and confirming the level of concern for the patients or -- again -- putting a situation into perspective.

Beliefs/values: Some of the beliefs and values of this population may have racist undertones because of prejudiced attitudes the patients have had to deal with. They may believe that white people look down upon them for being black. They may believe that black people look down upon them for being gay. They may feel that God has given them an unfair "hand" in life because they are both black and gay. They may believe that they will never be able to show their true selves to anyone because they will not be accepted.


AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA). (2010). African-American gay men's health initiative. APLA. Access…

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Sue, D.W., & Sue, D. (1999). Counseling the culturally different: Theory and practice

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