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cultural competenceSocial medicine The ability to understand, appreciate, and interact with persons from cultures and/or belief systems other than one's own
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cul·tur·al com·pe·tence(kŭl'chŭr-ăl kom'pĕ-tĕns)
nursing Knowledge and understanding of another person's culture; adapting interventions and approaches to health care to the specific culture of the patient, family, and social group.
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cultural competencePossession of the knowledge and skills required to manage cross-cultural relationships effectively. Cultural incompetence in doctors and other medical staff can seriously prejudice clinical management.
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