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A Physician's Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care

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A Physician's Practical Guide for Culturally Competent Care has been updated! In April 2013, the National CLAS Standards were re-released after undergoing a two-year enhancement initiative. The content of this program has been updated to include the updated National CLAS Standards, more interactivity, and updated literature and references!

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A Physician's Practical Guide is accredited for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) where you can earn up to 9 free CME credits (Physicians and Physician Assistants) or 9 contact hours (Nurse Practitioners), while exploring engaging cases and learning about cultural competency in health care.

A Physician's Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care

is a self-directed training course designed for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. With growing concerns about racial and ethnic disparities in health and about the need for health care systems to accommodate increasingly diverse patient populations, cultural competence has become more and more a matter of national concern. This e-learning program will equip health care providers with competencies that will enable them to better treat the increasingly diverse U.S. population.

Below you may view case highlights from this Web site:

Case Highlights

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A nine-year old Vietnamese girl is mortified to translate a doctor's personal questions to her elderly grandmother.

The patient is failing daily and the doctor suspects cervical cancer, but needs information to make a diagnosis. What does the doctor do next?

Did You Know?

The incidence of cervical cancer is more than 5 times greater among Vietnamese women in the United States than among White women. Vietnamese women are 47% less likely to get PAP smears.

Why Take This Program?

Federal standards require health care providers to offer language services to patients with limited English proficiency.

Participants in this e-learning program will find language resources and learn how to work with professional interpreters.

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A Physician's Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care Web site offers CME/CE credit and equips health care professionals with awareness, knowledge, and skills to better treat the increasingly diverse U.S. population they serve.