ERIC Number: EJ874077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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A Mixed Methodological Analysis of the Role of Culture in the Clinical Decision-Making Process
Hays, Danica G.; Prosek, Elizabeth A.; McLeod, Amy L.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v88 n1 p114-121 Win 2010
Even though literature indicates that particular cultural groups receive more severe diagnoses at disproportionate rates, there has been minimal research that addresses how culture interfaces specifically with clinical decision making. This mixed methodological study of 41 counselors indicated that cultural characteristics of both counselors and clients--including the degree of match between these characteristics--affect attention to cultural issues in clinical decision making. In addition, there was a significant relationship between participant cultural bias and perceived level of client functioning.
Descriptors: Decision Making, Counselors, Cultural Relevance, Disproportionate Representation, Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Client Relationship, Counseling Effectiveness, Counselor Characteristics, Cultural Background, Client Characteristics, Ethnic Groups, Cultural Differences, Social Bias, Cultural Influences, Clinical Diagnosis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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