Exploring Cultural Diversity

Course Description:

Living in the world is more a cross-cultural experience today than ever before.  Explore the concept of cultural competence to improve your relationships and interactions in your cultural diverse family and workplace.

Education Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Prerequisites: None

Successful completion of the quiz is necessary to receive 0.1 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) continuing education credits.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course you will be able to:

  1. Discuss the definitions related to culture and the concept of cultural competency.
  2. Describe how culture is expressed in health care.
  3. Discuss the role of cross-cultural communication in cultural competency.
  4. Identify and discuss hot and cold-climate cultural characteristics.
  5. Explain the concept of direct vs. indirect communication.
  6. Identify and discuss the difference between group identity and individualism, responders and planners, and high-context and low-context relating to cultural diversity.
  7. Describe 5 Tips for building Cultural competence.