Culturally effective pediatric care: Education and training issues

Academic Article


  • This policy statement defines culturally effective health care and describes its importance for pediatrics. The statement also defines cultural effectiveness, cultural sensitivity, and cultural competence and describes the importance of these concepts for training in medical school, residency, and continuing medical education. The statement is based on the premise that culturally effective health care is important and that the knowledge and skills necessary for providing culturally effective health care can be taught and acquired through 1) educational courses and other formats developed with the expressed purpose of addressing cultural competence and/or cultural sensitivity, and 2) educational components on cultural competence and/or cultural sensitivity that are incorporated into medical school, residency, and continuing medical education curricula.
  • Authors

    Published In

  • Pediatrics  Journal
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    Author List

  • Fuentes-Afflick E; Stoddard JJ; Britton CV; Gonzalez-De-Rivas MR; Keith SN; Nelson KG; Nordgren R; Pan RJ; Sowell DR; Woodhead JC
  • Start Page

  • 167
  • End Page

  • 170
  • Volume

  • 103
  • Issue

  • 1