Cultural Competence for Today’s Clinicians‚ Part 2: Culture and Mental Health - CMEZ399

Cultural Competence for Today’s Clinicians‚ Part 2: Culture and Mental Health

by Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN
(4.4 / 219 ratings )

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

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


This course will examine the reasons for healthcare disparities among ethnic and racial minorities, the ways in which both the cultural backgrounds of patients and their clinicians can negatively impact patients’ mental health outcomes, and what kinds of actions clinicians can take to provide more effective care to patients of diverse cultures.
The goal of this continuing education program is to familiarize nurses, physician, and social workers with the issues in and strategies for providing effective care to mental health patients of diverse cultures.


After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Explain why patients of diverse cultures with mental health needs are encountering disparities.
  • Distinguish between some of the different assumptions and values that mental health providers and patients hold, which influence their approaches to mental health.
  • Select assessment and intervention strategies that promote culturally competent care.

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including physicians, nurses, and social workers.
Physicians: 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 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.
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning 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: 9/5/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/16/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2022

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.


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Roger M - Richmond, CA  ·  Feb 16, 2020
Very informative. The global goals of cultural sensitivity are backed up with clinical data
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Maria C - Leesburg, FL  ·  Jan 27, 2020
The explanations were a little lengthy.
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Cynthia P - New Brighton, PA  ·  Jan 20, 2020
it was interesting and held my attention
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Asim N - jacksonville, FL  ·  Jan 16, 2020
was very good course
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emelita a - Center Valley, PA  ·  Jan 14, 2020
Quite new to me. perfect.
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Price: $15.00
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