Counseling the Culturally Diverse

In a Word document, provide short answers to the statements below. Refer to the "Cultural Considerations Resource" for help in completing this assignment. Explain cultural considerations that the counselor must account for when working with a client from each of the following groups (100-150 words each): >Immigrants (Documented and Undocumented) >Refugees

Sample Answer

Culture by its very definition varies from one person to another and it’s what actually constitutes the difference. In healthcare practice, patients are complex; they each have their religion, culture, and life choices. Delivering health advice and not knowing much about a patient’s cultural background will influence how the patient may perceive the nurses’ advice. Therefore, it proves incumbent for this paper to look at how cultural consideration can be made in dealing with immigrants on one hand and the immigrant on the other.

deceased teenage boy and caressed the body (Cahill and Ewing 46). Shocked at himself, Gacy returns to Chicago to live with his family and graduates from Northwestern Business College in 1963, and accepts a management trainee position with Nunn-Bush Shoe Company. In 1964, Gacy is transferred to Springfield and meets his future wife, Marlynn Myers. In Springfield, Gacy has his second homosexual experience when a coworker drunkenly performed oral sex on him (London 11:7). Gacy moves to Waterloo, Iowa, and starts a family with Myers. However, after regularly cheating on his wife with prostitutes, Gacy commits his first known sexual assault in 1967 upon Donald Vorhees. In the coming months, Gacy sexually abuses several other youths and is arrested and charged with oral sodomy (Sullivan and Maiken 60). On December 3, 1968, Gacy is convicted and sentenced to ten years at the Anamosa State Penitentiary. Gacy becomes a model inmate at Anamosa and is granted parole in June of 1970, a mere 18 months after his sentencing. He was forced to relocate to Chicago and live with his mother and observe a 10:00PM curfew. Less than a year later, Gacy is charged again with sexually assaulting a teenage boy but the youth did not appear in court, so the charges were dropped.

Gacy was known by many in his community to be an avid volunteer and being active in community politics. His role as “Pogo the Clown” the clown began in 1975 when Gacy joined a local “Jolly Joker” clown club that regularly performed at fundraising events.

On January 3, 1972, Gacy commits his first murder of Timothy McCoy, a 16-year old boy traveling from Michigan to Omaha. Claiming that McCoy entered his room wielding a kitchen knife, Gacy gets into a physical altercation with McCoy before stabbing him repeatedly in the chest. After realizing that McCoy had absentmindedly walked into the room with the knife while trying to prepare breakfast, Gacy buries the body in his crawl space. Gacy admitted in the interviews following his arrest that killing McCoy gave him a “mind-numbing orgasm”, stating that this murder was when he “realized death was the ult