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Different cultures have different norms when it comes to human interaction, making the healthcare field rife with issues regarding the provision of culturally sensitive care.  Some states, like New Mexico, New Jersey and California are requiring that healthcare providers receive access to training in culturally competent care as a measure to improve quality and communication between providers and patients.

Here’s an article from the Associated Press (via Yahoo! News) on the topic.

Medical providers agree there’s no one resource that can make a person culturally competent, but they say it’s important to be familiar with a culture, drop any stereotypes or bias and treat patients in the appropriate way.