The goal of this program is to explore the differences between Anglo-American culture and traditional cultures and discuss developing cultural sensitivity and competency in practice. At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Define “cultural competency” and explain why it is important.
- Define “diversity” and “multiculturism” and explain the difference.
- List, define and discuss the 6 steps of the Cultural Competency Continuum.
- Define the concepts “stereotyping” and “intra-ethnic variation.”
- Explain these components of the dominant US cultural paradigm: right to privacy, right to know, self- determination, future orientation, monochronism. Show how they differ from our cultures.
- Explain why cultural values, more than income or race, can determine the quality of healthcare an individual receives.
- Explain how regulations and standardization can reduce effectiveness of health care and nutrition protocols when dealing with minority cultures.
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, and fitness professionals.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com
. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com
and search for this topic title.
Sponsored by Gannett Education, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 3.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084.