Cultural competency: dentistry and medicine learning from one another.

@article{Formicola2003CulturalCD,
  title={Cultural competency: dentistry and medicine learning from one another.},
  author={Allan J. Formicola and Judith S Stavisky and Robert Lewy},
  journal={Journal of dental education},
  year={2003},
  volume={67 8},
  pages={869-75}
}
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care is serving as a catalyst for the medical profession to re-examine the manner in which its institutions and training programs relate to cultural competence. This report found that racial and ethnic disparities exist in health care and that a lack of access to care does not fully explain why such disparities exist. The IOM study found bias, stereotyping, prejudice, and clinical… CONTINUE READING