Cultural Considerations for Haitian Patients - 384-592-19

Cultural Considerations for Haitian Patients

by Marie O. Etienne, RN, DNP, ARNP, FNP, PNP, PLNC and Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, MSN, RN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN
(4.6 / 53 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Laboratory (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $10.00
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Even before the devastating earthquake in 2010, a subsequent cholera epidemic, and the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in 2016, caring for people from Haiti presented healthcare professionals with numerous healthcare-delivery challenges. Cultural, religious, and health beliefs affect how people from Haiti seek care for health concerns and interact with healthcare providers. This module highlights unique aspects of Haitian culture and traditions that influence healthcare delivery and culturally competent care for this population.


The goal of this program is to update healthcare professionals’ knowledge about providing culturally competent care to a Haitian patient. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Name two significant Haitian traditional health-related practices or beliefs
  • Explain three communication strategies useful when caring for patients who are Haitian
  • Describe three actions that are consistent with Haitian traditions and beliefs
Level of Instruction: Basic

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, laboratory professionals, respiratory therapists and social workers.
Laboratory professionals: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Relias LLC is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program (provider #384).
384-592-19 "Cultural Considerations for Haitian Patients" is approved 06/7/2019 to 06/30/2021.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 1/30/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/26/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/30/2021

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.

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Ashley M - phoenix, AZ  ·  Oct 08, 2019
I Didn't know this much about Haitian culture. Very interesting.
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Yulissa D - tucson, AZ  ·  Oct 02, 2019
It was interesting learning about someone elses culture and view of life. It was also interesting knowing how Haitians are not well informed and how the healthcare system is so impacted.
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Marion O - Mesa, AZ  ·  Sep 27, 2019
useful, educational and informative
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Allan F - Livermore, CA  ·  Sep 17, 2019
very informative about the culture of Haiti people.
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Angelita C - El Mirage, AZ  ·  Sep 15, 2019
I would say that I m so glad that our country is what it is a I am very gratefull
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