Assists healthcare providers in understanding the needs, expectations, and behaviors of multicultural patient populations and the barriers to effective patient care. Focuses upon health care practices directly related to the African American, Asian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, and Eastern European patients.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Becoming Culturally Competent
- Understanding Culture
- Personality and Culture
- Role of Culture in Health and Health Care
- Negotiating Culture Differences in Working with Patients
- Evaluating Clients and Designing Interventions in a Diverse World
- Assessing Intercultural Interactions and Interventions
- Recommendations for Successful Caregiver/Patient Interaction across Cultures
- Providing Culture-Sensitive Healthcare to African Americans
- Providing Culture-Sensitive Healthcare to People from the Middle East
- Providing Culture-Sensitive Healthcare to People from Eastern Europe
- Providing Culture-Sensitive Healthcare to People of Asian Origin
- Providing Culture-Sensitive Healthcare to Hispanic/Latino Patients
- The Effect of Religious Beliefs on Healthcare
- Define culture.
- Discuss how culture interacts with individual experience and personality in the development of beliefs, values, and actions.
- Discuss the impact of culture on those giving and receiving health care with an understanding of past and present events.
- Identify the effects of one=s own attitudes, values, and beliefs in providing healthcare to culturally diverse populations.
- Describe how cultural beliefs are related to health and wellness.
- Analyze how cultural beliefs influence the delivery of health services.
- Assess culturally relevant information and design successful intervention techniques.
- Assess intercultural interactions and interventions in patient care.
- Describe factors that facilitate or inhibit communication by healthcare providers.
- Describe major cultural beliefs, values and practices of the following patient populations: African American, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern and Eastern European patients as they relate to healthcare.
- Identify examples of appropriate suggestions for caregivers in dealing with African American, Asian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, and Eastern European patients.
- Discuss the general barriers to effective patient healthcare for African American, Asian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, and Eastern European patients.
- Describe the effects of diverse religious beliefs among patients on health care delivery.
- Discuss how cultural diversity strengthens the healthcare team and the delivery of health services.
- Devise strategies to strengthen communication within diverse healthcare teams.
Assessment and Requirements
Students will be assessed using a combination of class participation, assignments and exams.
- Instructors (or their designees) reserve the right to require students to provide proper picture identification for test taking, graded papers or projects or other appropriate purposes.
- HFCC Policy on Academic Dishonesty (Cheating) will be followed in this course.
Textbook(s) determined through the School of Health and Human Services approval.