This course defines cultural and linguistic competency and related terms, and presents factors that may affect the ability to provide culturally and linguistically competent care. This course addresses the need for self-awareness in culturally and linguistically competent medical care, the differences between disease and illness, and factors that may influence a patient's experience of illness as well as the health beliefs and practices of some cultures. An approach to eliciting a patient’s cultural health beliefs in order to aid delivery of culturally appropriate treatments will be discussed.
Course created on July 13, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to define cultural and linguistic competency.
- After this course, participants will be able to list cultural and social factors that may have an impact on a patient's experience of illness.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe factors that affect a therapist's ability to provide culturally and linguistically competent care.
|5-15 Minutes||Definitions and terminology|
|15-25 Minutes||Factors affecting competence|
|25-30 Minutes||Models of cultural competence|
|30-40 Minutes||Health-related experience and person-centered care|
|40-50 Minutes||Balancing approaches|
|50-55 Minutes||Therapist as advocate|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
Kathleen Weissberg, in her 25+ years of practice, has worked in long-term care as a researcher/educator and has established various programs in nursing facilities including palliative care and end of life care, incontinence management, falls management and dementia care and staging. She currently provides continuing education support to 6000 therapists nationwide as Director of Education for Select Rehabilitation.
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