Chapter 13. Mae Ling Chung: A 22-Year-Old Chinese Woman in an Arranged Marriage

  1. Lisa Hark PhD, RD Consultant3 and
  2. Horace DeLisser MD Associate Professor Assistant Dean4
  1. Elizabeth Lee-Rey MD, MPH Assistant Professor1 and
  2. Nereida Correa MD, MPH Associate Clinical Professor2

Published Online: 27 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311686.ch13

Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based Approach to Training Health Professionals

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

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  2. 4

    Cultural Competency and Spirituality, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Hispanic Center of Excellence, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, NY, USA

  2. 2

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180726

Online ISBN: 9781444311686

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Keywords:

  • 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

Summary

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?

  • References