Clinical Update

Cultural Competence: Impact on Clinical Care

Topics: Cultural Competence | Culture | Race | Respectful Care

Hien, your 8-year-old Vietnamese American patient with autism spectrum disorder, is referred to you for “assault” and “elopement.” The school psychologist describes Hien hugging peers (“assaults”) during reading (“non-preferred task”), leaving his desk (“elopement”), and coming to the teacher and leaning into her chest (“sexual mis

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