What's New | March 16, 2009
Culturally Competent Care
According to the National Center for Cultural Competence, providing culturally competent health care services requires an understanding of:
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The featured innovations describe culturally competent programs that serve diverse populations.
- cultural beliefs, values, traditions and practices;
- culturally defined, health-related needs of individuals, families and communities;
- culturally based belief systems of the etiology of illness and disease and those related to health and healing; and
- attitudes toward seeking help from health care providers.
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