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Cultural Assessments Make a Difference

Because OSH provides treatment to a diverse patient population, unique circumstances frequently arise that cause treatment providers to look for alternate, culturally specific solutions to complex problems.

This was the case for patient Joshua Tinae, a 31-year-old Pacific Islander from American Samoa. Tinae's culturally influenced behavior was misunderstood in OSH's conventional treatment environment. It took the combined efforts of a diverse team of treatment providers, and collaboration from Tinae, to identify solutions to his treatment barriers.

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