Cultural Competence for Oncology Practice

This free slide-based course is designed to help members of a multidisciplinary team in oncology care increase their knowledge of cultural competence; it will enhance care professional’s confidence when interacting with patients from diverse backgrounds of the concept of cultural competence through three case studies. A dynamic group of educational partners have come together to offer this educational opportunity. Collaborators are identified at the bottom of this page.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the concept of “cultural competence” and how it enhances the patient experience throughout the cancer care continuum;
  • Demonstrate appropriate communication strategies to minimize and address cultural issues that may impact care;
  • Identify barriers within healthcare related to various aspects of cultural competency– specifically race, gender, religion, age, language and culture; 
  • Apply knowledge of personal barriers to improve the care of diverse patient populations throughout the cancer care continuum.  

Other related courses in this topic area include:

This educational activity is designed to address the following competencies for physicians and advanced practice providers:

  • Medical Knowledge (ACGME, AAPA)
  • Health Promotion, Health Protection, Disease Prevention, and Treatment (ONS)

Educational Partners in this activity include: American Nurse Practitioner Foundation, American Pharmacists Association, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, American Society of Radiation Oncology, Association of Oncology Social Work, Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology, Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons, Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association, LIVESTRONG Foundation, Oncology Nursing Society, Society of Gynecologic Oncology, and the Society of Surgical Oncology.

2 Credits/Points are available for participation in this course. Certificate and credit types available include:

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • CNE Contact Hours
  • CPE Credits
  • Certificate of Participation may be used to confer credit; however, all final decisions regarding the awarding of credits will be made by the licensing organization to which the credits are submitted. 
  • Certificate of Completion may be used to document participation, but no credit will be conferred.