Cultural Differences in Health Care


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Cultural competence can best be defined as _____.

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1. For a clinician to provide culturally competent care, she must consider _____.

2. Dr. Smith is a physician caring for an individual having difficulty expressing medical concerns for fear of bringing dishonor to her family. This patient is likely to be of _____ descent.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See how much you know about addressing cultural differences in health care by accessing the worksheet and quiz. The meaning of cultural competence and how clinicians can provide culturally competent care are topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on:

  • The type of patient who might have a lot of family members present in the hospital room
  • Resource that may improve communications between medical providers and patients/families
  • Definition of cultural competence
  • How a clinician can provide culturally competent care

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on health care and culture
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the likely ethnicity of a patient who fears expressing medical concerns because of the possibility of dishonoring her family
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how a clinician can provide culturally competent care and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Complete the lesson called Cultural Differences in Health Care to study more about the following topics:

  • How clinicians can foster a foundation of respect with their patients
  • Characteristics of patients with Middle-Eastern descent
  • Important components of cultural competence