Academic Catalog 2022–2023

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PHA567R Special Topics: Culture Competency for Healthcare Professionals

[1–0, 1 cr.]

This course addresses the need for culture competency for health care professionals. The course provides the students an opportunity to explore the cultural factors that influence their own interaction with others, with members of the pharmacy team, with the health care system in Lebanon and the United States and with other health care providers. The course also addresses how a patient’s cultural beliefs, values, practices, religion and language affect the relationship with healthcare providers. Further, this course will provide several activities on how to utilize this knowledge to develop awareness and respect for other cultures in order to implement a culturally proficient care plan as part of the pharmacist patient care process. 

Co-requisites: Professional Year 1 status