Cross Cultural Health Care Case Studies: online self-study course
This continuing education self-study course explores issues of cultural competence through case studies.
Cross Cultural Health Care Case Studies: online self-study courseThis convenient online course can be taken from anywhere. You can participate in our online classes from home, from your office, even when you travel.
This continuing education self-study course explores issues of cultural competence through case studies. It consists of five tutorials on cultural competence, aimed at familiarizing health care providers with common issues that arise when working with people of diverse cultures.
The course includes the following modules:
- Core Concepts in Cultural Competence
- The Lanesha Johnson Case Study presents concepts and issues related to social, emotional, and cultural factors that influence adherence.
- The Diane Mathis Case Study presents the legal background and requirements regarding the need for medical interpretation and how an individual or organization can respond to this responsibility.
- The Alejandro Flores Case Study presents concepts and issues related to normative cultural values and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as they affect medical decision-making in a Latino family.
- The Rivka Cohen Case Study presents concepts and issues related to cultural and religious factors as they affect medical decision-making and disease management.
- A Day in the Sleep Clinic presents concepts and issues related to disparities based on socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity and will consider individual, providers and systems contributions to health disparities.
Who this course is for
Social Workers and other human service providers such as counselors, psychologists and case managers, working in a health care setting.
Author and course resource
This course was developed through the collaborative efforts of the National Pediatric Pulmonary Centers.
Support was provided by funding from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
- Craig Becker, LCSW, MSSW, University of Wisconsin Pediatric Pulmonary Center
- Susan Horky, LCSW, MSW, University of Florida Pediatric Pulmonary Center
- Janet Johnson, PNP, MSN, University of Alabama at Birmingham Pediatric Pulmonary Center
- Mary Jeanne Phipps, LICSW. MSW, University of Washington Pediatric Pulmonary Center
- Betty-Pauline Polanco, RRT, MEd, University of Arizona Pediatric Pulmonary Center
- Melissa Saperstein, MSW, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine Pediatric Pulmonary Center
- Rebecca Tribby, RN, MSN, University of Wisconsin Pediatric Pulmonary Center
Once your registration for the course is received, you are sent an e-mail (you must include an e-mail address with your registration) with the course Web site access and your password. All course readings and content are contained within the course site. When you have completed the course and quizzes, also contained within the course site, you are sent an official Completion Report verifying your completion of the course and the number of continuing education hours earned.
Computer requirements to use Learn@UW online courses are as follows:
- An Internet connection
- A Web browser such as Internet Explorer 5.0 higher; Netscape 6 or higher; Mozilla; or Safari. Netscape 7.0 is recommended for Mac users.
- Email account (address). You must have an email address to take the course; please include it with your registration.
More information on current requirements.
- Flash version 6 or higher
- Sound card and speakers to hear the lectures
- Java enabled browser such as IE 6 or higher (PC) or IEj.x or Safari (Mac), Mozilla 1.7.3 or FireFox 1 (PC/Mac) or Netscape 7.1 (PC/Mac)
- Mac OS X (if using Mac)
CEU: 0.6 or 6 hours of continuing education from the UW-Madison. When you finish the course quizzes, which are contained within the course site, you receive a Completion Report verifying your participation in the course.
Social Workers: The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Professional Development and Applied Studies, (PDAS), (provider number #1042) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), (800-225-6880) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. PDAS maintains responsibility for the program.
WI, IA, MI and MN Boards of Social Work recognize ACE programs.
IL Registered Social Worker Continuing Education Sponsor #159.000243.
Counselors: PDAS is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. PDAS adheres to NBCC continuing education guidelines (Provider #5990).
WI Psychologists, and Marriage and Family Therapists: Qualifies as an accredited university continuing education course relevant to professional practice.
WI Substance Abuse Counselors: Qualifies as a continuing education course consisting of relevant subject matter taught by qualified presenters.
Educators: This program may qualify towards your Professional Development Plans (PDPs).
Other professions: Completion of each program qualifies for continuing education hours. Contact your own board or organization for specific continuing education requirements.
For more information: If you have any questions, contact Aphra Mednick, 608-265-8041 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We also invite you to join our list to receive email notices of online courses in human services. To subscribe, send a blank email to: email@example.com.
By phone: Call 608-262-7942 or 800-725-9692.
By mail: Print, complete and mail the Continuing Studies registration form.
Online: Secure online registration is available for this program.