Cultural Competency - RD05

Cultural Competency

Values, Traditions & Effective Practice

by Carol Ann Brannon, RDN, MS, LD
(4.2 / 651 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (3.00 CPEU)

Price: $59.00
CE-PRO Price: $29.50


We live in an increasingly global society where cultural diversity predominates. It is not enough to simply recognize cultural diversity. The goal of each healthcare professional, as well as every healthcare organization, should be to become culturally competent. Cultural competency, as related to healthcare and health education, is the ability to understand and respond effectively to the cultural and linguistic needs of patients or clients. The development of cultural competency is a process that occurs along a continuum.


The purpose of this continuing education program is to motivate dietitians, dietary managers, fitness professionals, health educators, occupational therapists and social workers to take steps toward developing cultural sensitivity and competency. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain the value and importance of integrating cultural competency in the educations and training of healthcare professionals as well as developing individual and organizational cultural competency
  • Discuss the six progressive steps of the Cultural Competency Continuum
  • Explain why cultural values, more than income or race, can determine the quality of healthcare a patient receives

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, dietary managers, fitness professionals, and health educators.
Dietitians and dietary managers: 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 or 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.
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 1 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 1040, 1060, 6000, 6070 and performance indicators of 1.3.6, 1.3.7, 1.3.9, 2.2.2, 4.2.2, 8.2.1, 8.2.3, 8.4.4, 9.3.3, 9.4.6.
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

Course Originally Released on: 7/1/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/2/2013
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/31/2017

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning 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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Katherine R - Jacksonville, AR  ·  Oct 31, 2017
Cultural Competency course material was well constructed. The format has a non-threatening approach for personal and professional self-examination regarding the Cultural Competency Continuum.
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Elaine M - Melrose, MA  ·  Oct 23, 2017
Good remindersabout cultural competency! Thank you!
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James H - Traverse City, MI  ·  Sep 27, 2017
Loved the subject matter
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BONNIE S - Apollo Beach, FL  ·  May 16, 2017
I enjoyed this course
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Angie M - Huntingdon Valley, PA  ·  May 05, 2017
It is a good basic introduction to the topic
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Price: $59.00
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