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2017 Cultural Competency
Course Code: CU2017

Author(s): Patsy Barnes RN

Pre-approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, CNLCP, COHN/COHN-S, CRC, CVRP, Delaware BON, Florida BON, RRP

Hours: 2


The following course will outline cultural diversity and competency and how to translate a better understanding of cultural diversity into your daily practice. This course will review cultural respect, cultural competence, health disparities, health-related experience, complementary approaches, patient-centered care, trans-cultural communication, and skilled-centered approaches to care.

Course Objectives:
  1. Define culture and cultural respect.

  2. Compare and contrast CAM and traditional medicine.

  3. List the characteristics of a culturally respectful clinician.

  4. Recognize those things that affect healthcare disparities.

  5. Describe patient centered care and the process for the healthcare clinician.

  6. State the steps in the process of cultural competency.

Course Overview:
  1. Section 1 Overview and Introduction

  2. Section 2 Cultural Respect and Competence

  3. Section 3 Health Disparity

  4. Section 4 Understanding Health-Related Experiences

  5. Section 5 Cultural Insights

  6. Section 6 Patient-Centered Care


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