Introduction to Cultural Competency
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE GAP:
Physicians and other healthcare providers interact on a daily basis with
people who have varying cultural languages, beliefs, experiences, and
practices. Interacting with and providing care to diverse groups requires
that providers recognize cultural differences and skill in communicating
with the diverse community populations.
Flagler Hospital's mission is to provide the best patient experience
with the best staff. The Introduction to Cultural Competency CME activity
offers physicians and other members of the healthcare team a means to
become better equipped through increasing their awareness, knowledge and
skills to improve the delivery of healthcare for highly diverse populations.
This CME activity is designed for physicians, APRNs, and PAs.
At the conclusion of this CME activity, participants will be able to:
1. Define culture, cultural awareness and cultural competency.
2. Explain how culture effects both health care beliefs and practices of
the healthcare team and patients.
3. Identify barriers related to cultural competency that minimize effective
4. Describe how cultural perspectives apply to healthcare delivery.
* No Commercial Interest
* No relevant financial interest by authors, reviewers, or CME Committee Planners.
* No investigational products/products not labeled for use is mentioned
within the enduring CME activity.
This information in this educational activity is provided for general medical
education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent
medical judgment of a physician/clinician relative to diagnostic and treatment
options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The viewpoints
expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They
do not represent an endorsement by Flagler Hospital. In no event will
Flagler Hospital be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance
upon the information provided through this CME activity.
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DIRECTIONS AND HOW TO OBTAIN CREDIT:
1. Review presentationpower point Adobe
2. After reviewing presentation, pass the continuing medical education
post-test (with a grade of 80% or higher) and complete the CME evaluation.
3. Credits earned will be reported to CE Broker and certificate provided
via interoffice mail or e-mail once post-test has been processed by CME Office.
Flagler Hospital is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide
continuing medical education for physicians.
Flagler Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of one
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent
of their participation in the activity.
Flagler Hospital is accredited for Florida Board of Nursing 50-664 for
continuing education units.