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Duration: maximum of 1 hour
Credit: Up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Fee: No fee
Original Release Date: September 22, 2008
Last Review Date: September 22, 2008
Expiration Date: September 22, 2011
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Cultural competence is now recognized by various governmental and accreditation agencies as essential for improving patients' health status, providing access to appropriate healthcare and for eliminating disparities in health care delivery. In 2005, New Jersey became the first state to require cultural competency training for physicians as a condition of licensure. More recently, Washington, California, New Mexico and Maryland have passed legislation mandating or strongly recommending cultural competency training.
This case-based activity focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of a patient with HIV. The early identification and treatment of patients with HIV infection is a major public health priority. Given the significant racial, ethnic and social dimensions to AIDS/HIV infection, it is clear that management of this disease and the achievement of national healthcare goals in the control of this infection, requires health care professionals who are able to provide culturally effective and sensitive care.
The overall goal of this activity is to increase self-awareness and knowledge of cultural factors that may affect interactions between patients and healthcare providers, and thus enable physicians to provide culturally effective and appropriate healthcare.
This activity has been designed for physicians in training (interns, residents and fellows), practicing physicians and is also applicable to all medical disciplines and specialties and medical students.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Horace DeLisser, MD
Ronald Collman, MD
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Ronald Collman, MD; Horace DeLisser, MD; Lisa Hark, PhD, RD
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