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 of Health Care Main Themes in Current Literature Patient diversity: caring for people from diverse backgrounds: national, ethnic, racial, religious Workplace diversity: working with people from diverse backgrounds: national, ethnic, religious Organizations and culture: safety culture, organizational culture, measuring culture Health professional culture: nurses and physicians, medical and surgical, traditional and alternative 14
Slide notes:A brief survey of whats retrieved when searching Google, Google Scholar, and the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database using the search terms culture of health care returns four basic themes. First is the culture of patients. There is a great deal of discussion about the cultural diversity of patients cared for in the health care system, and the need to consider each patients ethnic, national, racial, and religious backgrounds when providing their health care. Second is the culture of the health care workforce. There is discussion of workplace diversity and the need to collaborate effectively with others of diverse national, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. Third is the culture of organizations, including discussion of safety culture, organizational culture, a culture of innovation, measuring culture, and the like. Fourth is the culture of professions, including the professional culture of nurses, physicians, surgeons, traditional and alternative healers, and other health care providers. 14