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1. Keen Crook, Alexis N. Assessing cultural competence in a mental health outpatient facility.

Degree: MA, 2016, University of Louisville

Cultural competence is a concept that has been thoroughly investigated in healthcare, but there is a dearth of literature and research on this topic as it pertains to mental health services. In healthcare, research has shown that a lack of cultural competence is directly linked to high levels of misdiagnoses, mistrust of healthcare and professionals, and overall poor health in minority populations. Using the Campinha-Bacote model for cultural competence in health care, I explore how cultural competence is defined and operationalized in an outpatient mental health facility. I hypothesize that, similar to research addressing cultural competency in healthcare systems, cultural competence within this mental health facility is not adequately defined and carried out in its daily operations. In order to assess the potential institutional knowledge and awareness of cultural competence, I initially analyzed all policies, procedures, and training documents of the organization. Next, I conducted 15 semi-structured qualitative interviews of various mental health professionals that worked in the outpatient facility in order to ascertain how each individual defined and employed cultural competence, if at all, throughout their work. In my findings, I discovered that there was no clear definition of cultural competence in any of the organizations handbooks or policies. Furthermore, I found that mental health professionals did not have a clear understanding of cultural competence or that cultural competence is an ongoing process. Lastly, I found that the facility offered no trainings or professional development courses on cultural competence. The information gathered from the study can be beneficial to the facility’s work with diverse populations and aid in future research directions on this subject. Advisors/Committee Members: Best, Latrica E., Adams, Tomarra A., Adams, Tomarra A., Jones, Ricky L., Perry, Armon R..

Subjects/Keywords: Cultural competence; Mental Health; African Americans; Health Disparities; Other Mental and Social Health

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APA (6th Edition):

Keen Crook, A. N. (2016). Assessing cultural competence in a mental health outpatient facility. (Masters Thesis). University of Louisville. Retrieved from 10.18297/etd/2380 ; https://ir.library.louisville.edu/etd/2380

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Keen Crook, Alexis N. “Assessing cultural competence in a mental health outpatient facility.” 2016. Masters Thesis, University of Louisville. Accessed March 19, 2019. 10.18297/etd/2380 ; https://ir.library.louisville.edu/etd/2380.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Keen Crook, Alexis N. “Assessing cultural competence in a mental health outpatient facility.” 2016. Web. 19 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Keen Crook AN. Assessing cultural competence in a mental health outpatient facility. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Louisville; 2016. [cited 2019 Mar 19]. Available from: 10.18297/etd/2380 ; https://ir.library.louisville.edu/etd/2380.

Council of Science Editors:

Keen Crook AN. Assessing cultural competence in a mental health outpatient facility. [Masters Thesis]. University of Louisville; 2016. Available from: 10.18297/etd/2380 ; https://ir.library.louisville.edu/etd/2380

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