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Achieving Cultural Competency. A Case-Based Approach to by Lisa Hark, Horace DeLisser

By Lisa Hark, Horace DeLisser

Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based method of education healthiness Professionals presents the required instruments to fulfill the ever-growing want for culturally useful practitioners and trainees. Twenty-five self-study situations conceal a number of clinical issues, together with cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurology, oncology, hematology, immunology, and pediatric problems. real eventualities that happened in scientific settings support the person achieve direct perception into the realities of perform at the present time. Cultural elements lined in the instances contain cultural variety plus gender, language, folks ideals, socioeconomic prestige, faith, and sexual orientation.

This ebook is an licensed CME-certifying task to satisfy physicians' cultural competency country standards.

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The doctor-patient relationship may be negatively affected when the physician makes superficial judgments about patients based on stereotypes of a racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic (Cases 2, 11, 24, 25). A lack of patient empowerment, as a response to perceived higher status of the physician, may pose a barrier to building rapport, and result in an inability to question the physician’s recommendations, or an overly trusting, dependent patient. , deserving of special treatment), and whether the patient is rich or poor, can also negatively affect the doctor-patient relationship.

3. R. Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care. ): Committee on Understanding and Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care. The National Academies Press, 2003. 4. Association of American Medical Colleges. Cultural Competence Education for Medical Students. 2005. htm. 5. National Consortium for Multicultural Education for Health Professionals. edu. 6. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine’s Cultural Competency Medical Education Program and Resources.

2) Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Educa tion (ACGME). In 1999, ACGME identified six core competencies for physicians: patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice (29). The fourth competency requires interpersonal and communication skills resulting in effective information exchange and collaboration with patients, their families, and other health professionals. ” Health care organizations and health professional training programs are therefore beginning to develop cultural competence initiatives.

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