Abstract

This paper will provide a brief overview of the literature on cultural competency as it relates to health care. Cultural competency is a strategy to reduce and eliminate inequities in health care that are related to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, and sexual orientation. The paper will provide a framework for health profession educators to understand cultural competency through the lens of adult education.

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Cultural Competency, Adult Education, Health Care Disparities

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Adult Education Enters the Cultural Competency Craze

This paper will provide a brief overview of the literature on cultural competency as it relates to health care. Cultural competency is a strategy to reduce and eliminate inequities in health care that are related to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, and sexual orientation. The paper will provide a framework for health profession educators to understand cultural competency through the lens of adult education.