Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:An Overview of the Culture of Health Care
Lecture:What is meant by "the culture of health care"
Slide content:Culture and Diversity CC-BY by CAST 12
Slide notes:Culture can be defined as a pattern of learned beliefs and behaviors that are shared by individuals of a group. Culture can affect styles of communication, interpersonal relationships, and customs. Some examples of cultural groups include those based on race or ethnicity, gender, and nationality. Cultural differences arise from peoples identification with various groups. While culture refers to the beliefs and customs of a single group or society, diversity refers to differences on a broader scale. Diversity encompasses a wide range of differences beyond cultural and ethnic, such as differences in gender, age, education, religion, sexual orientation, and any other unique quality by which humans tend to categorize each other. From an organizational standpoint, an institution that employs males and females of different races and from different cultures may be said to be diverse. 12