Cultural Competency

Certificate after course

Our increasingly multicultural society presents both opportunities and challenges for healthcare professionals. As a healthcare provider, you have a unique perspective and the potential to make a profound impact. However, delivering quality care across cultures requires understanding, sensitivity, and specific competencies.

Cultural competence has become a major focus for healthcare professionals and healthcare facilities alike. This course discusses communication barriers as well as healthcare disparities that may occur in healthcare interactions with various racial and ethnic populations.  This eCourse is designed to broaden healthcare professionals’ knowledge and skillsets utilized in culturally sensitive healthcare delivery.

Discuss values and preferences of individuals from various ethnic groups and cultures.
Describe how cultural, language, and religious diversity impact the access to and the delivery of healthcare.
Distinguish various abilities on cultural competence continuum scale.