Massage: Cultural Competency for Massage Therapists
5.00
Online
Mandatory
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Learning Objectives:

  • Define the terms cultural competence, race, ethnicity and culture as they apply to health and wellness professions. 
  • Describe five ways that race and culture impact health. 
  • Identify patterns of health disparities and strategies to address them. 
  • Discuss the importance of diversity factors that influence effective cross-cultural communication in clinical encounters. 
  • List assessment tools to help therapists identify personal attitudes toward culture and cultural differences, and improve communication between clients, patients and massage therapists. 
  • Give three examples of stereotyping and its effect on health. 
  • List strategies to uncover and eliminate stereotyping. 
  • Describe three models of effective communication for providing culturally competent care. 
  • Explain the impact of limited English language (LEP) proficiency on health outcomes. 
  • Identify legislative actions to promote equity in language access for LEP patients. 
  • Select and discuss four reasons for the under-utilization of interpreters for LEP patients in health care settings. 
  • Describe four practical strategies to improve interpretation services to support culturally competent care. 
  • List and explain four components of self-evaluation and reflection to enhance culturally competent care.
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Cultural Competency for Massage Therapists

5.00

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the terms cultural competence, race, ethnicity and culture as they apply to health and wellness professions. 
  • Describe five ways that race and culture impact health. 
  • Identify patterns of health disparities and strategies to address them. 
  • Discuss the importance of diversity factors that influence effective cross-cultural communication in clinical encounters. 
  • List assessment tools to help therapists identify personal attitudes toward culture and cultural differences, and improve communication between clients, patients and massage therapists. 
  • Give three examples of stereotyping and its effect on health. 
  • List strategies to uncover and eliminate stereotyping. 
  • Describe three models of effective communication for providing culturally competent care. 
  • Explain the impact of limited English language (LEP) proficiency on health outcomes. 
  • Identify legislative actions to promote equity in language access for LEP patients. 
  • Select and discuss four reasons for the under-utilization of interpreters for LEP patients in health care settings. 
  • Describe four practical strategies to improve interpretation services to support culturally competent care. 
  • List and explain four components of self-evaluation and reflection to enhance culturally competent care.