Cultural Competency Skills Modules

Cultural Competency Skills for Health Professionals

Cultural Competency Skills for Health Professionals approaches intercultural issues in health care from the perspective of communication. It sharpens your ability to understand the messages and information being communicated by patients and their families.

The workbook provides eight learning modules based on realistic health-care scenarios, along with exercises and self-assessment tools. The modules include high-quality video dramatizations and worksheets, and cover topics including:

  • traditional roles of family care,
  • cultural issues in obtaining consent,
  • cultural issues in compliance,
  • language diversity in health care,
  • generational views on personal directives,
  • cultural issues in end-of-life care,
  • challenging cultural norms, and
  • cultural influence in family decision-making. 

Other Titles in the Series

  • Cultural Competency Skills for Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Counselling Professionals
  • Cultural Competency Skills for Occupational Therapists
  • Cultural Competency Skills for Pharmacists 

Authors

Earle Waugh, PhD
Director of the Centre for Health and Culture, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta
 
Olga Szafran, MHSA
Associate Director of Research, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta
 
Jean A.C. Triscott, MD
Professor and Director of the Division of Care of the Elderly, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta
 
Roger Parent, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Campus Saint Jean, University of Alberta
 
The Workbook is designed for entering professionals, includes 11 video case studies and addresses issues such as roles of family in care, and language diversity and care. It is available for $79.95 from the Centre for Health and Culture (CHC). Please contact Earle Waugh or Peggy Lewis to obtain a copy.
 
Cultural Competency Skills for Health Professionals is published by Brush Education Inc, an affiliate of Prentice Hall.