Is Your Health Care Culturally Incompetent?

If so, don’t worry. Help may be on the way. HR3200, the health care reform bill introduced in the House, provides, in two places, for the “COORDINATION OF DIVERSITY AND CULTURAL COMPETENCY PROGRAMS.” It provides “CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC COMPETENCY TRAINING FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.”

A culturally competent workforce, of course, must be a diverse workforce, and so “NURSING WORKFORCE DIVERSITY GRANTS” are also generously provided.

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  1. JJ July 27, 2009 at 2:48 am | | Reply

    “Cultural competence” is a major buzzword in higher education right now. It’s another calculated tool of institutional racism: white people are by definition culturally incompetent, and minorities, by virtue of being minorities, are all magically culturally competent.

  2. CaptDMO July 27, 2009 at 2:23 pm | | Reply

    So wouldn’t that make Muslim immigrants, refusing to assimilate, and

    DEMANDING their own set of laws apart from the rest of us, culturally incompetent?

    Would high school students who fail the same BASIC citizenship tests that those who seek asylum in the US must pass culturally incompetent?

    Who exactly will award the CCUS merit badge/drivers license endorsement/certificate- suitable for framing, denoting “Culturally Competent in the US”?

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