Cultural Awareness in Healthcare: Your Practice

Publication Date:2015
Program Date: August 10, 2017
Continuing Education Units: 0.5 Nurse Contact Hours; 0.5 Dietitian CPEU; 0.5 Case Manager Hours
While America continues to become a more culturally diverse country with new immigrants arriving and those already here raising families, healthcare providers in the United States still largely come from a white, non-Hispanic background — almost 82%. Unfamiliar languages, beliefs, cultural practices, eating habits, etc., all present potential obstacles to the nurse providing care.

The three-part series, “Cultural Awareness in Healthcare” has been updated with new information and a more engaging look to help the nurse effectively recognize the challenges faced in providing care to a multicultural population and develop strategies to address these needs.

Course Objectives:
• Describe the importance of providing culturally and linguistically appropriate care
• Explain key, specific ways that you can take to ensure that you provide appropriate care to different ethnic groups

CDR Level: 1

Suggested Learning Codes:1000, 1040, 1060, 5390

Performance Indicators: 1.3.5, 1.3.6, 1.3.8, 8.2.3

Media Format(s): Video (English)

Run Time: 20 Minutes

*at no charge