Cultural competence

May/June 2022 Issue
Improving Adult Immunization Rates Within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities [Supplement]

Part one of this two-part supplement series highlights QI processes to reduce vaccine disparities, identifies recommended adult vaccines, and discusses their importance among racial and ethnic minority communities.

September/October 2021 Issue
How to Spot and Tactfully Handle Discrimination in the Health Care Setting [Feature]

In the moment, it can be difficult to respond effectively, but practicing these four skills and tactics can help.

January/February 2021 Issue
Systemic Racism and Health Disparities: A Statement from Editors of Family Medicine Journals [From the Editor]

Today there is a renewed call to action for family medicine to both confront systemic racism and eliminate health disparities.

September/October 2020 Issue
Racism in Health Care: Creating a More Equitable Health Care Experience [From the Editor]

Imagine how it would feel to walk into a doctor’s office and see that everyone else looks different from you.

July/August 2019 Issue
How to Identify, Understand, and Unlearn Implicit Bias in Patient Care [Feature]

Taking steps to recognize and correct unconscious assumptions toward groups can promote health equity.

July/August 2017 Issue
Building Capacity to Care for Refugees [Feature]

So you want to incorporate refugee health into your practice. Now what?

July/August 2016 Issue
Tips to Help Teen Patients Deal With Discrimination [The Last Word]

Even subtle bias can affect our patients, but talking about it can help.

March/April 2014 Issue
Incorporating Medical Interpretation Into Your Practice [Feature]

Making sure you can understand your patients not only improves their care but avoids legal trouble.

September/October 2013 Issue
Practical Realities of Doing Volunteer Medical Work in the Developing World [Feature]

International medicine offers challenges and rewards while working in a setting far removed from home.

September/October 2013 Issue
Working With International Populations - Abroad or in Your Own Backyard [Feature]

Finding the right path to pursue international health care requires answering the right questions and choosing the right partners.

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