Cultural Competency: Values, Traditions & Effective Practice
by Instructor: Lori A Porter, MBA, RDN, LDN

$44.00

i 3.00 CEH

Course Overview

Healthcare professionals must go beyond simply recognizing different cultural norms and practices in the workplace. They must integrate culturally appropriate interventions when working with culturally diverse clients and patients - and with coworkers. Cultural competency goes beyond traditional cultural eating patterns. It means healthcare professionals know such things as when to maintain or avoid eye contact, include or exclude family members during consultations, and formally or informally address people when speaking with them. A lack of cultural competency creates an invisible schism between providers and the people with whom they interact. This course discusses a number of mainstream cultural norms and explains how cultural competency functions as a vehicle for our health-related messages.

About the Course Author

Lori Porter, MBA, RDN, LDN, has worked in clinical inpatient and outpatient settings and in the development, delivery, and accreditation of healthcare professions education. She is a dietitian/nutrition writer and education management consultant. Lori A Porter, MBA, RDN, LDN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (4 Match)

  • Commission on Dietetic Registration

    3.00HOURS

    Relias LLC is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials. CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 3.0 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.

    Activity Number: 100587 Learning Need Code(s): 1040, 1060, 6000, 6070 CPE Level: Level I

    Dietitians/nutritionists may submit activity evaluations directly to CDR; QualityCPE@eatright.org, or mail to: Commission on Dietetic Registration, Attn: Accredited Provider Unit, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995.

    Critical Thinking Evaluation Tool
  • Certified Health Education Specialist

    3.00HOURS

    Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 3.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
  • American Council on Exercise

    0.10HOURS

    OnCourse Learning is recognized by the American Council on Exercise as a Continuing Education Specialist (Provider #250164). This course is approved for .0.1 ACE CEC (course approval #250164.
  • American College of Sports Medicine

    1.00HOURS

    The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2013 to December 2019 (provider #730441). This course is approved for 1.0 ACSM CEC. ACSM approved providership of these programs does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.


Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CHES05
  • Hours:

    3.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2020-12-13
  • Learning Objectives:

    Discuss the six progressive steps of the Cultural Competency Continuum; Explain the value and importance of integrating cultural competency in the education and training of healthcare professionals as well as developing individual and organizational cultural competency; Explain why cultural values, more than income or race, can determine the quality of healthcare a patient receives
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Dietitians; Fitness Professionals; Health Educators; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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