The Belief Systems of Others: Culturally Competent Care and Beyond

Date of Review: June, 2020

This page, on the website of the Dept of Family Medicine and Community Health includes 1. Self Assessment: How Culturally Aware Are You? 2. Resources – Cultural Competency and Health 3. Links to Information About Specific Groups (different religions, cultures, etc.) 4. Cultural Humility: The Intersection of Self-Awareness and Awareness of Others It is actually a compilation of resources from many different places and institutions which can be used in a variety of ways to educate about this topic. While it appears geared toward medical students, it is a valuable resource for faculty teaching at any level about cultural competency, and very appropriately warns against assuming any member of a group hold a particular perspective. It includes concrete models for communicating with patients to elicit their perspective of illness and therefore, parts could be used in interactive didactic session but also in clinic settings. —Barb Bayldon, MD, NCEAS