Can someone help with an explanation of at least two personal biases which might prevent a clinician from accurately assessing and diagnosing cases of abuse and describe why? As well, I want to describe how he/she might address the personal bias to decrease errors in diagnosis.
Usually, abuse is a term used to describe harmful treatment toward a person. This term might comprise physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation and neglect (OHA, 2012). Abuse might take place across the life span. Additionally, cases of abuse might not be unique to one specific race, gender, age, or economic class. As an outcome, the recognition of abuse might pose as challenging as the treatment. Psychologists might make suppositions about symptoms and patterns of abuse that might lead to error in the assessment and diagnosis.