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Beyond Cultural Competency: Addressing Health Disparities Through Awareness, Sensitivity and Communication

Course: #1357Level: Intermediate 1.5 Hours 113 Reviews

The purpose of this program is to introduce the concept and skill set of cultural competency for the healthcare provider, including specific examples on how culture can influence health and how personal reflection and communication strategies can reduce discrimination and health disparities in diverse patient populations.

Course created on September 9, 2021

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Course Type: Video, Audio

CEUs/Hours Offered: AARC - CRCE/1.5; CE Broker/1.5 Direct Delivery Of Respiratory Care Services, CE Broker #20-859911; IACET/0.2

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the concept and practice of cultural competency in the context of healthcare.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to recognize how cultural and social-economic factors can influence patient health and wellbeing.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to explain the types of biases that lead to culturally insensitive care.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify culturally sensitive communication strategies for cross-cultural provider-patient relationships.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-15 Minutes Cultural Comp Definitions, Terms, Related Laws
15-25 Minutes Disparities, Barriers to healthcare
25-35 Minutes What is/is not Culture, Skills required for Cultural Assessment, Concepts, Causes of cultural disconnection
35-50 Minutes Eastern/Western/Specific Cultures:Values, independence privacy, time orientations, social structure, death and dying
50-60 Minutes Cultural Competency Assessment Personal, Attitudes, Emotional Quotient, Biases, Self-assessment, Healthcare perspectives
60-75 Minutes Patient communication/education, Elicitation strategies, and tools
75-85 Minutes Clinical Decision Making, Treatment Planning/Adherence, Competency in Healthcare systems and facilities,Hiring and training
85-90 Minutes Summary, Q&A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Nancy Nathenson is a Health Educator and Consultant. She also received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: She is a COPD & Asthma and Community Expert, and volunteer community educator for the Allergy & Asthma Network.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Continued Respiratory Therapy.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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Passing an online exam and completing a course evaluation will be required to earn continuing education credit.

Live Webinars allow presenter and participant interaction. The exam and course evaluation for these courses must be completed within 7 days of the event.

On-demand courses include texts, video and audio recordings of live webinars, and multimedia formats. The exam and course evaluation for on-demand courses must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

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American Association for Respiratory Care

American Association for Respiratory Care

This non-traditional program has been approved for a maximum of 1.5 contact hour(s) Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063. Course # 186097000

CE Broker

CE Broker

Continued Respiratory Therapy is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-30700. This course is offered for 1.5 hours. If you are a licensed respiratory therapist in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi or South Carolina, CE Broker may be of interest to you. For Florida respiratory therapists, this course is registered in the Direct Delivery of Respiratory Care Services category.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

Continued, LLC, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. Continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.

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