Mental health practitioners can minimize the impact of racial and cultural differences when delivering essential and critical care to people with mental health issues by factoring in various ethical and commitment obligations in the line of duty. The first thing to consider is to learn to adapt to new environments with new tasks and responsibilities in the workplace (McLeod, 2013). The ethics will necessitate the working line factor as the practitioners learn from their training.
They can improve that by being more aware of their healthcare duties where no assumptions should be avoided. The other thing to apply is active participation in diversity awareness matters that guide mental health practitioners’ code of conduct.
In the power asymmetry, people who feel segregated can be offered the energy to possess and own their esteem by having a diverse workforce that ranges from vast backgrounds, ethnicity, and race. Clients are more comfortable getting treatment from people they resemble in race and ethnicity. Another way to add power to those who feel despised is playing various music while attending to clients so that they can choose their favorite tune and associate themselves with it (McLeod, 2013). That helps add identity to the group and saves cases of low esteem in many situations. There should be laws to protect patients from such issues as prejudice, discrimination, and stereotype in diagnosis.
There are primary ways by which underprivileged groups can get involved in long-term therapy. First, there are counseling and advocacy for the less-fortunate people, motivational giving programs, out-of-home therapy for patients who fit in the category, clinical supervision, and monitoring of the progress of the therapeutic activities for the underprivileged people. By undergoing the activities mentioned above, the segregated group will feel engaged fully. That will be a way of getting a new feeling of acceptance in the social care setting. When concerned people consider the underprivileged group, there is a guarantee for equity and equality in all people’s services.
McLeod, J. (2013). An introduction to counseling (5th ed.). McGraw-Hill Education.