Cultural competence and medical education: many names, many perspectives, one goal.

@article{Betancourt2006CulturalCA,
  title={Cultural competence and medical education: many names, many perspectives, one goal.},
  author={Joseph R. Betancourt},
  journal={Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges},
  year={2006},
  volume={81 6},
  pages={
          499-501
        }
}
  • J. Betancourt
  • Published 1 June 2006
  • Medicine
  • Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Two contemporary reports from the Institute of Medicine--Crossing the Quality Chasm and Unequal Treatment--highlighted the importance of patient-centered care and cultural competence training as a means of improving the quality of health care for all and eliminating racial/ethnic disparities in health care. Previous efforts in cultural competence have aimed to teach about the attitudes, values, beliefs, and behavior of certain groups. A more effective approach is to learn a practical framework… 
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