Working with Asian American Patients

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8.6%

Number of Asian Americans who seek mental health care, compared with 17.9% of the general population. Stigma may play an important role in willingness to access care.

50

Number of distinct ethinic groups included in U.S. Asian American demographic reporting, stressing the heterogeneity of this population. Using the Cultural Formulation Interview can assist you in understanding a particular patient’s background and needs.

2.6 million

Number of people age 5 and older who speak Chinese at home. Having the right interpreter is key to providing culturally competent care.

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Best Practice Highlights for Treating Diverse Patient Populations

A guide to help you contextualize your assessment and treatment when working with diverse populations.

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