This is a free self-directed training course designed for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. With growing concerns about racial and ethnic disparities in health and about the need for health care systems to accommodate increasingly diverse patient populations, cultural competence has become more and more a matter of national concern. This e-learning program will equip health care providers with competencies that will enable them to better treat the increasingly diverse U.S. population.
Provides a balance between a theoretical foundation and clinical application by providing knowledge, and describing the skills needed for culturally relevant medical care of patients of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
This textbook integrates strategic diversity management, self-reflective leadership, and the personal change process with culturally and linguistically appropriate care into a cohesive systems-oriented approach for health care professionals.
Patients from different cultures bring unfamiliar expectations, anxieties, and needs into the examination room. To provide optimal care for all patients, it is important to see differences from the patient's perspective and to work with patients from a range of demographics.
Encourages healthcare providers to consider their own cultural attitudes, biases, beliefs, and prejudices through exercises and self-reflection, and to go beyond theory and explore culture as it affects their professional roles.