Cultural Competence in Health Care

dc.contributor.authorMoxley, Andrea
dc.contributor.authorMahendra, Nidhi
dc.contributor.authorVega-Barachowitz, Carmen
dc.description.abstractConsequently, speech-language pathologists and audiologists working in the health care setting must be prepared to provided services that are respectful of and responsive to cultural and linguistic needs of a diverse patient population. For instance, health care disparities in racial and ethnic minorities in the United States can no longer be discounted or ignored. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report, Unequal Treatment, summarized a growing body of literature documenting racial or ethnic differences in health care outcomes for many different diagnoses including coronary artery disease, diabetes, cancer, and HIV. Health care providers have to overcome cultural and communication barriers that may negatively influence appropriate diagnosis and treatment, provide culturally competent health care, and create health care systems that provide equitable access to all clients/patients.
dc.identifier.citationMoxley, Andrea and Mahendra, Nidhi and Vega-Barachowitz, Carmen (2004) Cultural Competence in Health Care. UNSPECIFIED.
dc.identifier.otherEprint ID 277
dc.subjectAccess To Healthcare
dc.subjectcultural competence
dc.subjectdiverse patient population
dc.subjecthealth care disparities
dc.subjectracial and ethnic minorities
dc.subjectcultural and communication barriers
dc.titleCultural Competence in Health Care