cultural competence


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The ability to understand, appreciate, and interact with persons from cultures and/or belief systems other than one’s own, based on various factors

cultural competence

Social medicine The ability to understand, appreciate, and interact with persons from cultures and/or belief systems other than one's own

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.

cultural competence

Possession 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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Cultural competence: A systematic review of healthcare provider educational interventions.
In this case, cultural competence' is more of an issue in, say, San Francisco than it is in somewhere like Kansas."
A number of approaches and tools to assess cultural competence have been developed in the last decade; most draw upon earlier work from the United States of America; and most have opted for the self-assessment mode of audit (Kruske 2012; Multicultural Mental Health Australia (MMHA) 2010; Axelby and Rigney 2006a; 2006b).
In my doctoral program, I got into the literature and recognized the term cultural competence, which really was an evolution from the original term transcultural nursing.
Our standards charge us with incorporating cultural competence in all professional interactions, defining cultural competence as:
The dental hygiene profession has not ignored the growing need for cultural competence. A set of core competencies for graduate level dental hygiene programs established collaboratively by the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) addresses ability of graduate dental hygiene students to engage and interact with individuals and groups across and within diverse communities and cultures in an effective and respectful manner.
Beyond the tip of the iceberg: Five stages toward cultural competence. Today's Youth: The Community Circle of Caring Journal, 3(2), 9-12.
Amal Khidir, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Maha Elnashar, Director of the Center for Cultural Competence in Healthcare both of WCM-Q, and Dr.
Evidence indicates that lack of cultural competence in the therapist can impact on therapeutic outcomes, treatment implementation, compliance, and follow-up [14].
Patricia Montiel-Overall is an associate professor at the School of Information, where she focuses on school librarianship, Latino language and culture, and cultural competence. Annabelle Villaescusa Nunez is research and learning librarian at the Health Sciences Library, specializing in outreach services.
Whether you are a librarian working in a multicultural environment looking to connect with your teens or simply wondering how you can boost your teens' cultural competence, building intercultural programming into your public library does not require you to be an expert.

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