By Topic - Cultural Competency

General Cultural Competency Information | Cultural Competency Models and Tools for Provider-Client Interaction

Cultural Competency Models and Tools for Provider-Client Interaction

Culture Clues © Tip Sheets
A series of brief Culture Clues© tip sheets for clinicians to increase awareness about concepts and preferences of patients from the diverse cultures served by University of Washington Medical Center. Eight cultures are represented, with additional materials in preparation.

Explanation, Treatment, Healers, Negotiate, Intervention, Collaboration (Levin et al, 1997). A short, user-friendly, mnemonic framework that addresses many important aspects of culturally competent clinical practice.

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Ethnic medicine information from Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Extensive, detailed information about cultural beliefs, medical issues, and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to Seattle and other parts of the U.S., many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world. Included are profiles of selected ethnic cultures and a link to additional ethnic profiles from the Cross Cultural Health Care Program.

Region I Title X Integrating HIV Prevention and Family Planning Services: An Organizational Self-Assesment Manual (OSAM)
Chapter on Cultural Competency
JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc.
OSAM - Chapter on Cultural Competency
The OSAM is a step-by-step guide/manual that helps clinic managers and staff to strategically work through how to provide integrated HIV services in the context of the clinic's organizational structure and resources. The end result of completing the modules in the OSAM is a concrete plan for the clinic to follow toward more complete integration of HIV services into family planning.

Strategies for Clinical Cultural Assessment and Interactions
Cultural assessment guidelines for social workers that are also relevant for other providers.

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