Multicultural Health

Cultural Competency

“Culture competence is a combination of awareness, knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors, which, when applied in the health care setting, results in a maximally beneficial outcome for both the patient and the provider” (Garcia, n.d).

A general framework for cultural competence from Stanford’s Ethnicity and Medicine course:

This curated guide pulls together resources from Lane Medical Library, Stanford Libraries and other campus resources, in addition to government resources on several aspects of multicultural health. For a broad selection of resources that covers cultural competency in various disciplines, search Lane for "cultural competency".

Garcia, R. (n.d.) Ethnicity and Medicine - FAM MED 244 (Hum Bio 121E). Stanford Medicine - Office of Diversity in Medical Education.