Chapter 13. Mae Ling Chung: A 22-Year-Old Chinese Woman in an Arranged Marriage
- Lisa Hark PhD, RD Consultant3 and
- Horace DeLisser MD Associate Professor Assistant Dean4
Published Online: 27 APR 2009
Copyright © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based Approach to Training Health Professionals
How to Cite
Lee-Rey, E. and Correa, N. (2009) Mae Ling Chung: A 22-Year-Old Chinese Woman in an Arranged Marriage, in Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based Approach to Training Health Professionals (eds L. Hark and H. DeLisser), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311686.ch13
Department of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Cultural Competency and Spirituality, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
- Published Online: 27 APR 2009
- Published Print: 10 APR 2009
Print ISBN: 9781405180726
Online ISBN: 9781444311686
- Chinese woman in an arranged marriage;
- custom and marriage practices prevalent in Asian communities;
- impact of cultural influences on the choice of contraception;
- male dominance and female submission;
- women of jeopardizing their immigration status
This chapter contains sections titled:
Why might Mr. Chung be acting in this way?
How might Dr. Gonzalez respond to Mr. Chung's request that questions not be asked about his wife's sexual history?
Given the behavior of Mr. Chung, what other issue should Dr. Gonzalez consider as he evaluates Mrs. Chung?
Why might Mrs. Chung have been willing to tell Dr. Gonzalez, but not her husband, that she was not ready to have a child?
Is it appropriate to prescribe contraception to this patient?
Over time, what role can Dr. Gonzalez play to help improve communication for this couple?