May 08, 2021
IHS 2220 - Cultural Competency in Interprofessional Health Care
This course focuses on ways in which the practice of the interprofessional health care team can enhance cultural competency in a health care environment. Cultural competency is approached from the standpoint and perspective of the individuals on the healthcare team as well as the team culture. Cultural competency is also approached from the standpoint and perspective of the patient with respect to cultural diversity, perceptions, and beliefs with respect to health-related issues. This course meets the College of Health Sciences and Professions interprofessional (IPE) requirement.
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2CP
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to recognize and consider multiple cultural perspectives regarding health assessments, treatments, and utilization of services from the interprofessional team.
- Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the importance of cultural humility in the process of optimizing patient care in interaction with health care professionals.
- Students will be able to describe factors involved in communicating with patients and health care collaborators who are from diverse cultures.
- Students will be able to describe the cultural diversity and individual differences that characterize patients, populations, and the health care team.
- Students will be able to describe the culture of the interprofessional health care team vs. the culture of the “lone healer”.
- Students will be able to describe the influence of culture on healthcare perceptions and how the interprofessional health care team may work together to provide best possible treatment.
- Students will be able to explain the meaning of the term “cultural competency”.
- Students will be able to identify cultural barriers present or absent with respect to the interprofessional team and the team’s assessment and treatment of patient.
- Student will be able to use knowledge of health-related cultural/ethnic beliefs, values and practices to design a plan of care for culturally and ethnically diverse populations working collaboratively with the interprofessional health care team.
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