Moving Past Stereotypes With the Roma - CMA455

Moving Past Stereotypes With the Roma

by Bari K. Platter, RN, MS, CNS and Mary Curry Narayan, MSN, RN, HHCNS-BC, CTN-A and Susie Artis, MSN, RN, NE-BC
(4.8 / 13 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Certified Medical Assistants (1.00 Hours)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


This module introduces the Romani (Gypsy) people; presents common Romani values, beliefs, and practices related to healthcare; and provides insight into the promotion of culturally competent care so providers can better care for this patient population. The Roma are a particularly diverse group, having migrated to multiple geographic areas throughout the world. Providers can use generalizations about Roma cultural practices as a starting point for patient and family assessment, but they need to ask Romani patients and their families about their unique values and practices. As North America becomes more culturally diverse, providing culturally congruent care to patients and their families, as well as understanding and integrating their cultural values, beliefs, and practices into the care plan, are crucial to increase patient and family satisfaction and improve healthcare outcomes.


The goal of this module is to provide the certified MA with information about the Romani (Gypsy) culture so he or she can provide culturally congruent care to Romani patients and their families. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the history of the Romani people, including geographical origin, language, and religion
  • Identify healthcare-related cultural values and traditions important to the Romani patient and family
  • Explain interventions helpful in integrating Romani cultural values and traditions into their healthcare experience

Approval Information
This course is intended for certified medical assistants
This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1.0 general continuing education unit(s) (approval #136135 for 5/30/2019 to 5/29/2020). Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.

Course Originally Released on: 3/20/2018
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/20/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/20/2021

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.

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

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Pamela P - rocky mount, NC  ·  Jun 20, 2019
I learned quite a lot from this section as I knew nothing about the Roam I am up on stereotypes but there are quite a few of those I enjoyed reading about how the culture works with pregnancy ,death,and respect for family unit.
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Kristina K - zion, IL  ·  Jun 11, 2019
I actually learned a great deal. Did not even know who Roma were
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Jennifer B - Cedar Rapids, IA  ·  Jun 09, 2019
I am thankful for CEU's online
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Diana N - Corona , CA  ·  Jun 05, 2019
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Randi D - Tucson, AZ  ·  Jun 03, 2019
This course is required.
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00