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Cultural Competence in Healthcare

What is in this guide?

Use this guide as a starting point for finding information about how health professionals can better relate to persons of different cultures, religions,  and ethnicities. If you have any questions on how to use any of the resources, or need help finding information on a particular topic, ask a librarian

Cultural Competence in Healthcare

What is Cultural Competence?

"Cultural competence in health care describes the ability of systems to provide care to patients with diverse values, beliefs and behaviors, including tailoring delivery to meet patients’ social, cultural, and linguistic needs."

J. Betancourt, The Commonwealth Fund Report, 2002

Off-Campus Access

Paw: Indicates that a password is needed to access the resource from off campus.The username and password to access databases from off campus is similar to what you use to access the PCC campus portal (myPittCC) and Moodle. For the username, use the first part of your myPittCC email address only. DO NOT include The password is exactly the same as what you use to log in to the campus portal. Generic logins are available to community residents with PCC library cards, and others who are enrolled in or are affiliated with PCC programs and continuing education courses.