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A Retrospective Analysis of the Cultural Competence of Chiropractic Students in a Public Health Course

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Diverse communities require chiropractors to be culturally competent to serve diverse populations. The purpose of this analysis is to describe the effect on knowledge and confidence to serve diverse populations following 6 hours of cultural competency training.

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Assessing Patient Experiences of Providers' Cultural Competence and Health Literacy Practices: CAHPS(R) Item Sets

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The supplement to the September 2012 issue of Medical Care focuses on the development and evaluation of new questions, or "item sets," for use with the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) surveys. The supplement is dedicated to the late Chuck Darby, who was a founding father of CAHPS.

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Cultural Humility versus Cultural Competence: A Critical Distinction in Defining Physician Outcomes in Multicultural Education

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This journal article explores the differences between traditional cultural competence models and cultural humility. The authors argue that the traditional notion of competence in clinical training as a detached mastery of a theoretically finite body of knowledge may not be appropriate for this area of physician education.

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Patient Centeredness, Cultural Competence, and Healthcare Quality

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The purpose of this paper is to present and compare the ideals of patient centeredness and cultural competence, to define their similarities and differences, and to discuss their implications for improving healthcare quality at the interpersonal and health system levels.

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Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities In Health Care: Can Health Plans Generate Reports?

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The absence of data on race and ethnicity in health plan and provider databases is a significant barrier in the creation and use of quality-of-care reports for patients of minority groups.

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Resident Physicians' Preparedness to Provide Cross-Cultural Care

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This journal article presents on the results of a survey to assess residents’ attitudes about cross-cultural care, perceptions of their preparedness to deliver quality care to diverse patient populations, and educational experiences and educational climate regarding cross-cultural training.

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Losing Culture on the Way to Competence: The Use and Misuse of Culture in Medical Education

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The medical cultural competence movement was founded to address physician ignorance about the effects of culture and culture-specific beliefs on health and health care.

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Cultural Competence and Health Care Disparities: Key Perspectives and Trends

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Through interviews with experts in cultural competence from managed care, government, and academe to identify their perspectives on the field, this study found that cultural competence has gained attention as a potential strategy to improve quality and eliminate racial/ethnic disparities in health care.

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