Provision of Services
Access to services like social work and health services, as well as other community benefits is something that every immigrant should have. However, conflicts seem to prevent these minorities from accessing the services they need. Service use rates are lower than those for non-immigrants. The majority of social and medical professionals don’t know about these barriers. It is possible for the non-dominant to feel uncomfortable asking for help from those in communities that have different perspectives and cultures. According to Segal and colleagues (2013), they fear that experts will not understand or be able comprehend their cultural experiences. This can lead to a prejudiced disposition. A low level of acculturation can lead to unhealthy health-seeking behaviors. Many feel ashamed that they are unable to speak their native language. Because of their foreign accents and languages, they believe that they have a high risk of being maltreated. Some people do not have proper insurance. They are unable to pay large deductibles in order to be able afford American healthcare, especially for chronic illnesses.
Diagnostics for Psychological Disorders
Assessing and diagnosing mental disorders in the elderly can prove difficult due to the possibility of societal and age-related factors increasing their prevalence. The paucity or detailed information on the behavior and physiological status of patients is what hinders psychiatrists’ ability to diagnose each disorder. However, psychiatrists’ beliefs about aging may have an impact on the diagnostic process and lead to false results. Many older people may avoid seeking treatment or revealing their worries. Many people believe mental disorders are inevitable as a result of old age. Many people fear that they will be diagnosed with a mental disorder if they don’t have access to mental health services. Multiple mental illnesses can have the same symptoms which makes diagnosis difficult. It is also more difficult to recognize early signs in geriatrics with cognitive impairment.