Cultural Competency, Haitian Immigrants, and Rural Sussex County, Delaware

Lisl Doscher Phelps, RN, BSN, MSN


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In the current healthcare climate, cultural competency is a popular term. The United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health defines cultural competence as "having the capacity to function effectively as an individual and an organization within the context of the cultural beliefs, behaviors and needs presented by consumers and their communities"1(p. 131). Because it helps practitioners learn how to work with differing cultures, cultural competence is often noted to be one of the solutions to eliminating racial health disparities. This website was created as a tool to help individuals work towards cultural competency with a specific population.



Last updated 03/03/04

Created by Lisl Doscher Phelps, RN, BSN, MSN

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