June 2016

Treating All Patients with Respect: Cultural Proficiency at the Border and Beyond

Equity, Health and Well-Being

About this Course

Clinicians who see border populations often do not know how best to incorporate patients’ cultural and life situations into their counseling and care. This can lead to a patient not accessing or returning for care, which has implications for those patients with a chronic disease, such as HIV. Participants will integrate cultural proficiency skills in collaboration with patients in planning care that is clinically and culturally appropriate and realistic for the clients’ circumstances. Providers will be able to establish more trusting relationships with clients through culturally proficient communication skills.