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Religious/Spiritual Beliefs: Personalismo

The cultural script of personalismo states that relationships are valued in and of themselves and not as a means to another end. This means that many Latinos focus on the importance of personal relationships rather than institutional relationships. The focus on the interpersonal relationship means that having a positive connection with the clinical professional is of utmost importance. Hence, if a clinical professional leaves a setting and goes elsewhere, the individual or family may follow the clinical professional to the new setting. Similarly, if an individual or family has engaged in treatment with a clinical professional who leaves the clinic setting with no indication of where he or she is going, the individual or family may end treatment. One way a premature termination may be ...

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