Cultural Competence for Today’s Healthcare Professionals, Part 1: Culture and Women’s Health - 19-GANN-F3-0009

Cultural Competence for Today’s Healthcare Professionals, Part 1: Culture and Women’s Health

by Kirtley Ceballos, MSN, RNC-NIC, PCNS-BC and Laura McKay, DNP, CNM, FNP-BC
(4.7 / 109 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Emergency Medical Services (1.00 CEH)

Price: $5.00
CE-PRO Price: $2.50


In August 2008, The Joint Commission began developing accreditation standards for hospitals to promote, facilitate, and advance the provision of culturally competent patient-centered care. These standards, which reflect the findings of published reports such as, “One Size Does Not Fit All: Meeting the Healthcare Needs of Diverse Populations,” were approved in December 2009, went into effect for hospitals in January 2011, and began affecting accreditation decisions in 2012. In today’s multicultural healthcare environment, caregivers cannot make assumptions about patients’ behaviors based on their own cultural backgrounds. This continuing education module helps healthcare professionals understand the impact of culture on women’s health beliefs and practices, and their responses to current approaches to care.


The goal of this continuing education program is to raise awareness among healthcare providers and promote understanding of the impact of culture on women’s health beliefs and practices, and their responses to current approaches to care. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe cultural influences on women’s health beliefs and practices
  • Discuss how to work appropriately within the framework of cultural beliefs that may impact acceptance of or adherence to common preventive care recommendations
  • Develop culturally sensitive patient education and care

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, physicians, occupational therapists, EMTs/paramedics, and social workers.
EMTs/paramedics: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
This CE activity is accredited for 1.0 Basic CEH by OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).
Privacy Statement
I understand that OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.

Course Originally Released on: 10/31/2001
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/12/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/25/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


For Florida professionals:

If this course is currently approved by the Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, course completions will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.

It is now required that all CE is completed and reported to CE Broker before you renew your license. When you complete continuing education with us, OnCourse Learning will report your hours for you.

Read more about the new license renewal process at and claim your free Basic Account in CE Broker to see what has already been reported for you.

Please check the licenses/certifications section under my account (after logging in) to make sure you have entered a valid FL license number. This information is required for correct reporting of your course completions to CE Broker.

Reports to CE Broker

Sort By
Janelle T - Anaheim, CA  ·  May 22, 2020
its good to be aware of cultural differneces
Was this review helpful?  0
Denisse M - Riverview, FL  ·  May 21, 2020
Great, would highly recommend
Was this review helpful?  0
Jason A - port charlotte, FL  ·  May 14, 2020
great course very good information
Was this review helpful?  0
Katelynn B - naples, FL  ·  May 14, 2020
great course!!! learned a lot
Was this review helpful?  0
Hector R - TAMPA, FL  ·  May 02, 2020
very interesting topic and very helpful in order to help more people.+
Was this review helpful?  0
  Page: of 10  
Price: $5.00
CE-PRO Price: $2.50