Cultural Competency Training

Article | January 2013

Cultural Competency Training

Because health care is a cultural construct based on beliefs about the nature of disease and the human body, cultural issues are central to the delivery of health services.

Culture effects patient care by informing:

  • Concepts of health and healing
  • How illness, disease, and their causes are perceived
  • The behaviors of patients who are seeking health care
  • Attitudes toward health care providers

Learn how culture defines health care expectations for different communities — as well as how to manage those expectations to benefit physicians and patients.

Download Cultural Competency Training Guide [PDF]

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