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 Workforce Cultural diversity in workgroups, e.g. within a nursing unit Physician gender, race, ethnicity Impact or role of health professional culture on patient care Just culture 17
Slide notes:A second theme found in surveying health care deals with the culture of the health care workforce. This includes issues such as cultural diversity of work groups including nursing, issues relating to the culture of physicians, especially gender, race, and ethnicity and the impact of the culture of these health professionals on patient care. In this brief lecture, there is not time to discuss all of these issues, though many of them may become apparent or important as your study of the culture of health care continues in other units. One area thats receiving increasing attention with the current emphasis on medical errors and patient safety is the concept of just culture . 17