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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

Online Access

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