It is not feasible for human and social services professionals to be familiar with the cultural values and norms of every cultural group present within a community they serve. Being a successful scholar-practitioner in this era of diversity does, however, require the ability to acknowledge possible differences, practice open mindedness, and research or seek guidance about culturally sensitive interventions.
The needs of immigrants and ethical issues pertaining to them may be particularly complex. They are influenced not only by cultural background but also by individual experiences and situations in home countries, experiences during the immigration process itself, acculturation experiences in the country of settlement, and other variables.
For this Discussion, you analyze a case study of a young Cambodian immigrant and consider her needs through the lens of culturally sensitive treatment. Further, you consider ethical responsibilities you may have toward the client and her family, using the NOHS standards as a guide.
Post your response to the following questions as they relate to the scenario presented: