Thank you Lorna for kick starting this conversation, it looks like we are all in agreeance! As stated above, it is definitely such an important aspect of our care to understand and appreciate our clients and their families cultures. I have worked on an EPI in a very rural setting, all my clients were the same ethnicity and even then their families understanding and stigma was different. Working in a larger center with cultural diversity i have quickly learned the importance of adapting our questions, language, approaches and psychosocial education to work best for someone’s cultural and personal beliefs.

As EPI clinicians there can already be a power imbalance and the importance of providing respect and appreciation for each client as they are is so important!