Reflections, Videos & Vignettes to Promote Cultural Awareness
An understanding of your culture and a recognition and acceptance of other cultures is an important component of your success as a public health practitioner.
In creating this module we sought help from faculty members, staff members, and students who have had significant experience in working on health initiatives overseas. Every person's experience will be unique. This introduction to cultural competencies is meant to help make you more aware of the lens through which you view your own culture and those of others.
Let's first introduce our panelists.
After completing this module, students should be able to:
- Define culture
- Identify key components of your culture
- Discuss cross-cultural challenges.
- Discuss approaches to dealing with culture shock.
- Be an effective member of a multi-cultural team.