Cultural Considerations for Haitian Patients - RT592

Cultural Considerations for Haitian Patients

by Marie O. Etienne, RN, DNP, ARNP, FNP, PNP, PLNC and Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, MSN, RN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN
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This course is credentialed for:
Respiratory Therapy (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00


Even before the devastating earthquake in 2010, a subsequent cholera epidemic, and the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in 2016, caring for people from Haiti presented healthcare professionals with numerous healthcare-delivery challenges. Cultural, religious, and health beliefs affect how people from Haiti seek care for health concerns and interact with healthcare providers. This module highlights unique aspects of Haitian culture and traditions that influence healthcare delivery and culturally competent care for this population.


The goal of this program is to update healthcare professionals’ knowledge about providing culturally competent care to a Haitian patient. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Name two significant Haitian traditional health-related practices or beliefs
  • Explain three communication strategies useful when caring for patients who are Haitian
  • Describe three actions that are consistent with Haitian traditions and beliefs

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, laboratory professionals, respiratory therapists and social workers.
Respiratory therapists: 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.
This program has been approved for 1 contact hour of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. AARC Sponsor ID: 9514012. This is a non-traditional course. The course has been approved from 4/13/2015 to 4/13/2017 and 4/1/2019 to 4/1/2020.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care (provider #FBN 50-1489).
If you are a respiratory therapist, remember to give us your AARC member number when filling out your license number information.

Course Originally Released on: 1/30/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/26/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/1/2020

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. There is no commercial or in-kind support provided for this online educational activity.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module. For successful completion of this course, learners must read the course, and complete a posttest and evaluation survey.

This CE activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The approval status for this educational activity, granted by the AARC, does not expressly or implicitly confer AARC endorsement of the activity’s content.


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Eula T - SPOTSYLVANIA, VA  ·  Sep 10, 2019
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De Lamar H - Vallejo, CA  ·  Aug 24, 2019
This was a great course that I really learned from. I think I will be able to use this information in my practice and give better care to my patients because of the resources found in the material! Thank you
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Beda O - tucson, AZ  ·  Aug 21, 2019
great to obtain ceus. lots of information.
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SANDRA KAY H - New Port Richey, FL  ·  Aug 15, 2019
Very good program, informative
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Sally E - Fort Worth, TX  ·  Aug 01, 2019
Objective met and the course was very interesting
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Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00