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

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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VALERIE B - Fort Myers, FL  ·  Apr 05, 2017
Very Informative and will be useful in my dietetic consulting practice.
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Deborah C - cincinnati, OH  ·  Mar 29, 2017
interesting information a bit repetitive
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BARBARA A - Norton Shores, MI  ·  Mar 29, 2017
The some of the test questions were very ambiguous.
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Susan L - Mount Juliet, TN  ·  Mar 28, 2017
Vignette was very helpful
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Caitlyn A - Liberty, IN  ·  Jan 15, 2017
Interesting topic. Difficult to follow in depth
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Price: $59.00
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