AH 115 : Cultural Responsiveness in Allied Health
Cultural Responsiveness in AH
Standard letter grades
Contact hours total
Highlights the impact of cultural differences on both the patient and the caregiver. Examines the major categories of diversity, language, heritage, biases, and stereotypes and how these might impact patient care. Examines how knowledge of diversity issues can be essential to the caregiver in communication and treatment.
1. Describe cultural identities of individuals and how this might impact patient care.
2. Demonstrate an ability to use respectful language in the discussion of cultural difference while displaying sensitivity and empathy toward people with different values and beliefs as it pertains to patient care.
3. Conduct an ongoing self-evaluation of personal and professional strengths and limitations, involving cultural, ethnic or gender values and beliefs to promote acceptance of one’s own cultural position as a source of potential bias.
4. Recognize cultural differences in verbal and non-verbal communication, health care decision making, and health practices.
5. Build a general awareness of patient’s level of cultural and language literacy, acculturation, or assimilation.
1. Cultural and Linguistic Competence
2. African-American Patients
3. Native American and Alaskan Native Patients
4. Asian Origin Patients
5. LGBTQ Patients
6. Hispanic and Latino Patients
7. Middle East Patients
8. Eastern Europe Patients
9. Religion Beliefs
10. Religion Beliefs
Grades may/will be determined by weekly homework, midterm exam, and final exam; may include discussion, short essays, and presentations/projects.
General education/Related instruction lists
- Related Instruction/Human Relations