Cultural Competence for Today’s Healthcare Professionals, Part 1: Culture and Women’s Health - CMEZ398

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

by Laura McKay, DNP, CNM, FNP-BC
(4.6 / 160 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


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

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including physicians, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, and EMT/paramedics..
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine and the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

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.

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emelita a - Center Valley, PA  ·  Jan 13, 2020
it helped me understand more about how diverse the patient population is. would like to learn more in the near future. would like to tell my friends about these CMEs. This is great.
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Daranay O - homestead, FL  ·  Dec 22, 2019
Great way to expand knowledge on this topic5
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Heather P - Crockett, TX  ·  Dec 20, 2019
Very good. Good reminder that we need to educate ourselves about the cultures we serve.
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Pamela D - Golden, CO  ·  Dec 09, 2019
informative course overall
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Frank F - Coral Gables, FL  ·  Nov 20, 2019
Material is quite relevant to today´s practice needs
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Price: $15.00
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