Moving Past Stereotypes With the Roma - OT455

Moving Past Stereotypes With the Roma

by Mary Curry Narayan, MSN, RN, HHCNS-BC, CTN-A
(4.4 / 203 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


This course introduces the Roma or Romani (previously called “gypsies”). It presents common Romani values, beliefs, and practices related to healthcare. It also 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 assessments, 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 and integrating cultural values, beliefs, and practices into care plans, become crucial to increase patient and family satisfaction and improve healthcare outcomes.


The goal of this course is to provide healthcare professionals with information about the Romani culture so that they 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.
  • Discuss interventions helpful in integrating Romani cultural values and traditions into the plan of care.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, occupational therapists, and social workers.
Occupational Therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Relias LLC, is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Provider #4000. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
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Course Originally Released on: 11/5/2007
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/11/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/11/2022

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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Gretchen V - Stone Mountain, GA  ·  Mar 29, 2020
Fabulous course with all new information to me. Great cultural information.
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Erica S - Riverside, IL  ·  Oct 19, 2019
Good info if ever come across this in practice
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Lauren F - Guthrie , KY  ·  Sep 16, 2019
Learned a lot. Would recommend to a fried or colleague.
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Barbara P - Chardon, OH  ·  Jun 27, 2019
Test questions did not always relate to content, e.g. nothing about pregnancy or childbirth in content yet there were two questions about it.
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Carla W - Virginia Beach, VA  ·  Sep 15, 2018
some of the material you were tested on was not in the course
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50