Culturally Competent Care
Culturally Competent Care Monday, March 16, 2009
According to the National Center for Cultural Competence, providing culturally competent health care services requires an understanding of:
- 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.
The featured innovations describe culturally competent programs that serve diverse populations.
- Culturally Competent Outreach, Services, and Education Improve Access to Insurance, Primary Care, and Immunizations for Hispanic and Portuguese Children
- Multiagency Collaboration Improves Access to Culturally Sensitive Care and Support Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Seniors
- Culturally Competent Self-Management Program Increases Confidence and Knowledge for African Americans With or at Risk for Diabetes
Also in This Issue:
- Four-Step Protocol Determines Therapy for Patients With Acute Respiratory Failure, Leading to Improved Mobility, Shorter Stays
- Hospital Revamps Morbidity and Mortality Conferences to Focus on System-Wide Improvement, Leading to Better Identification and Addressing of Quality Problems
- Family Violence Prevention Program Significantly Improves Ability to Identify and Facilitate Treatment for Patients Affected by Domestic Violence
- Countywide Partnership Promotes Culturally Appropriate Outreach and Education, Leading to Increased Breast Cancer Screening and Earlier Detection in Underserved Minorities