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Culturally Competent Care

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The US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health has an online tutorial for physicians and mid-level providers on providing culturally competent care. The course is free and offers up to 9 continuing education credits for the aforementioned professionals. (It’s unclear whether CEUs are also available to RNs who are not advanced practice–if you find out please let us know.)

From the website:

A Physician’s Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care is a self-directed training course for physicians and other health care professionals with a specific interest in cultural competency in the provision of care. 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. To train physicians to care for diverse populations, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS’) Office of Minority Health (OMH) has commissioned the Cultural Competency Curriculum Modules (CCCMs). These modules, encompassed in A Physician’s Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care, will equip physicians and other health care professionals with competencies that will enable them to better treat the increasingly diverse U.S. population..

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Written by Jenifer

February 11, 2009 at 11:52 am

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  1. On the Office of Minority Health site there is a 9 contact hour course “Culturally Competent Nursing Care: A cornerstone of Caring”
    https://www.thinkculturalhealth.org
    It is a free online educational program designed specifically for nurses and is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

    Kathy Bell

    March 4, 2009 at 12:07 pm

  2. Thanks, Kathy, that’s a fantastic resource…

    Jenifer

    March 4, 2009 at 12:13 pm


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