Imagine receiving medical care in a place where you don’t understand the language. It can be frightening in many ways. As the U.S. has always been a melting pot of ethnicities, treating minority patients is hardly the exception. This course explores in more detail how and why to incorporate cultural awareness into healthcare. After completing this course, you will be able to – • Define culturally competent care • Describe common barriers to cultural competency • Explain how other cultures may have very different philosophies for healthcare Duration
Learning Objectives- Define culturally competent care. Describe common barriers to cultural competency. Discuss the elements that go into an effective model of cultural competence. Explain how other cultures may have very different philosophies for healthcare. Describe the role of communication and language in providing culturally competent care.