Ethical Issues: Diverse Patient Groups

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Course Objectives:


  1. Explain the ethical & legal bases for cultural competence among healthcare professionals.
  2. Explain the sociological & anthropological bases for variations in perceptions & practices pertaining to healthcare among ethnic groups.
  3. Describe the implications for various conceptions of disease, treatment, & end-of-life among various ethnic & religious groups.
  4. Describe appropriate & inappropriate communications practices for caregivers attending patients from diverse ethnic groups.
  5. Describe mechanisms by which practitioners, managers, & administrators can promote cultural competence.