Cultural Competency in Communication


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What is cultural competency?

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1. What is the first step in achieving cultural competency?

2. Which of these may be needed for developing cross-cultural communication skills?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When you take this quiz, you'll test your knowledge of cultural competency in communication. Use any smartphone, tablet or computer to answer questions about the first step in achieving cultural competency and how culture can impact the effectiveness of medicine, among related concepts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Our quiz will ask you about the following topics:

  • The definition of cultural competency
  • The first step in gaining cultural competency
  • How to develop cross-cultural communication skills
  • How culture can impact the effectiveness of medicine
  • The fields where cultural competency is not important (if any)

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can correctly define the term 'cultural competency'
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding whether there are any fields in which cultural competency is not important
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about cultural competency in communication, like how it can be developed

Additional Learning

If you struggled to answer these quiz questions, you may want to take a look at our helpful lesson called Cultural Competency in Communication to learn more. This lesson is designed to help you understand how to:

  • Identify the second step in learning cultural competency
  • Explain which step in developing cultural competency includes practicing communication
  • Give some examples that illustrate why patients of different cultures may not take pills as prescribed