i 1.00 Hours

Course Overview

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.

About the Course Author

Bari K. Platter, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC, is clinical nurse specialist at The Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora. She is a clinical associate at the University of Colorado College of Nursing. Platter coordinates the cultural competency program at University of Colorado Hospital and has spoken internationally on cultural competency and communication. She has published numerous articles and book chapters. In 2012, she wrote a curriculum, Integrating Dialectical Behavior Therapy with the Twelve Steps. Bari K. Platter, RN, MS, CNS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Mary Curry Narayan, MSN, RN, HHCNS-BC, CTN-A, is a home health clinical nurse specialist and a certified transcultural nurse-advanced. Narayan provides education, quality, and consultant services through Narayan Associates in Vienna, Va., especially related to home health and cross-cultural care. Narayan has published numerous articles and book chapters, and has provided presentations nationally and internationally, especially on the topics of home healthcare and cross-cultural healthcare. She is enrolled in the PhD program at George Mason University. Mary Curry Narayan, MSN, RN, HHCNS-BC, CTN-A has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Susie Artis, MSN, RN, NE-BC, is Director of Nursing at Eating Recovery Center. Previously she was an educator at Centura Health Physician Group in Denver, Colorado where she worked closely with certified medical assistants. She practiced as a CMA for eight years before obtaining RN licensure. She is also a certified nurse executive and has a deep understanding of the educational needs and practice gaps facing medical assistants in the workplace today. Susie Artis, MSN, RN, NE-BC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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  • American Association of 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 General). Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.

Course Details
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    Online Course
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  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the history of the Romani people, including geographical origin, language, and religion; Explain interventions helpful in integrating Romani cultural values and traditions into their healthcare experience ; Identify healthcare-related cultural values and traditions important to the Romani patient and family
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Certified Medical Assistants; Intermediate level Occupational Therapists; Intermediate level Social Workers.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.