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NUR175 - Cultural Competence and Age-Specific Considerations in Health Care (2.0 HR)

Purpose: Health care professionals working in any setting will increase their understanding and skills in providing optimal care to patients from diverse cultures, religious beliefs, and varying age groups. Objectives:  1. Define terms related to cultural competence; 2. Identify the basic concepts of cultural diversity, including values, worldview, communication, and time orientation; 3. Discuss considerations to make when caring for patients of various religious and spiritual beliefs; 4. Discuss cultural differences as they relate to the African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Bosnian, Hispanic, and Asian cultures; 5. Discuss age-specific considerations including neonate to preschool, school age children, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients; 6. Describe the process for developing cultural competency.