Cultural Competency and Literacy in Healthcare


★★★★★ “An invaluable course that has equipped our team with the necessary skills to provide culturally sensitive service.” – Sophia N., Healthcare Administrator

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2 - 10 10%
11 - 20 20%
21 - 50 30%
51 - 100 40%
101 + 50%


Course Description:

This course is designed to equip healthcare customer service professionals with the requisite knowledge and skills to effectively engage with a diverse patient population. Through an exploration of cultural differences, the provision of culturally sensitive healthcare services, and the enhancement of healthcare literacy and communication skills, participants will become adept at fostering respectful and inclusive interactions in a healthcare setting.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and appreciate the diversity of cultural values, beliefs, and attitudes among patients and their families.
  2. Apply culturally sensitive communication strategies to enhance patient satisfaction and service delivery.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of basic healthcare literacy principles for clear and effective communication with patients.
  4. Navigate challenging situations that may arise from cultural misunderstandings or communication barriers.
  5. Develop a personal action plan to continually enhance cultural competency and healthcare literacy in their professional interactions.

Course Benefits:

  • Improved patient satisfaction through respectful and understanding interactions.
  • Enhanced team collaboration by fostering an inclusive and culturally aware work environment.
  • Increased adherence to healthcare compliance and ethical standards.
  • Better preparedness in addressing the diverse needs of patients, ultimately contributing to a higher quality of care.


  • “This course was eye-opening! It has greatly improved how I interact with patients from diverse backgrounds.” – Laura T., Customer Service Representative
  • “The practical communication strategies I learned have made a significant difference in my daily interactions with patients.” – Mark R., Customer Service Manager
  • “An invaluable course that has equipped our team with the necessary skills to provide culturally sensitive service.” – Sophia N., Healthcare Administrator

Course Outline:

Module 1: Understanding Cultural Differences

  • 1.1 Introduction to Cultural Diversity
  • 1.2 Assessing Cultural Beliefs and Attitudes
  • 1.3 Overcoming Cultural Stereotypes and Bias

Module 2: Providing Culturally Sensitive Healthcare Services

  • 2.1 Culturally Sensitive Communication Strategies
  • 2.2 Building Trust and Rapport with Diverse Patients
  • 2.3 Addressing Language Barriers in Healthcare

Module 3: Healthcare Literacy and Effective Communication

  • 3.1 Principles of Healthcare Literacy
  • 3.2 Simplifying Medical Terminology for Patients
  • 3.3 Enhancing Patient Education and Understanding

Module 4: Practical Applications and Personal Action Planning

  • 4.1 Navigating Challenging Situations
  • 4.2 Developing a Personal Action Plan for Continuous Improvement
  • 4.3 Reflection and Course Feedback

Each module will comprise engaging lectures, interactive discussions, role-play scenarios, and assessments to ensure a thorough understanding and application of the course material. Participants will also have the opportunity to share experiences, challenges, and strategies with their peers, fostering a collaborative learning environment.

This course provides a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for healthcare customer service professionals to excel in their roles while promoting a culture of inclusivity and respect within their organizations.