This program focuses on cultural awareness in healthcare. In this program we will review the concept of cultural awareness in healthcare and demonstrate the need to bring cultural awareness into the American healthcare system. We will also examine the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) standards that the federal government has established, and show how they relate to similar standards of the Joint Commission. Lastly, we will present case studies illustrating ways nurses and other healthcare providers can take steps to integrate cultural awareness into their own practice.
To complete this course, you must do the following:
This workbook covers the concept of cultural awareness in healthcare and explains the need to bring cultural awareness into the American healthcare system. It also examines the standards that the federal government has set up to require culturally and linguistically appropriate care—the CLAS standards—and shows how the CLAS standards relate to similar standards of the Joint Commission. The material is organized around the following categories:
The purpose of this program is to provide nurses and other healthcare professionals with valuable information and guidance about the need for cultural awareness in the American healthcare system.
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
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