Culturally Competent Healthcare (1 CE)
This course is for: Psychologists, Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Course By: Tamara Avery, PsyD
Content By: Handtke, O., Schilgen, B., and Mösko, M. (2019). Culturally competent healthcare – A scoping review of strategies implemented in healthcare organizations and a model of culturally competent healthcare provision, PLOS One 14 (7), 1-24.
Course Description: Culturally and linguistically diverse patients evidence a tendency to access healthcare services less often as they are frequently confronted with treatment barriers. These barriers are inclusive of legal restrictions, language obstacles, and differences in beliefs pertaining to health. The accompanying study categorized the components of culturally competent healthcare services into individual and organizational groups. The overall effects on patient outcomes and utilization rates were positive, but small. Future research studies should consider existent interactions that may occur between societal, cultural, health-related, and personal factors in order to explain and reduce additional healthcare disparities.
- Review the literature regarding culturally and linguistically diverse patients’ access to healthcare services
- Consider the findings in relation to organizational, structural, and clinical barriers
- Understand the statistical findings and the overall study results
- Read and understand Culturally competent healthcare – A scoping review of strategies implemented in healthcare organizations and a model of culturally competent healthcare provision
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Consider cultural competence in healthcare organizations coupled with the statistical findings from the accompanying article
- Work through the post-test questions; answer selections should be derived from the respective article
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to better understand cultural competence across healthcare settings