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Clinical Strategies for Ethical, Culturally Competent Care

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Respecting diversity requires open communication with patients, and understanding their perception of health and disease, as influenced by traditional beliefs.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Explain key tenets of ethical and culturally sensitive patient care.
  2. Describe the factors that shape health beliefs, and patients’ perceptions of oral disease and treatment.
  3. Provide culturally competent therapy in a variety of clinical settings.

This course was issued in the November 2017 issue and expires 11/30/20. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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