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Norms, values and traditions passed down through the generations.



Differences, among populations in the availability, and quality of health care services aimed at prevention, treatment, and management of diseases and their complications.

Health Care Disparities


In depth, self-examination of one's own background, recognizing biases, prejudices, and assumptions about other people.

Cultural Awareness


The way people tend to look out upon the world or universe to form a picture or value stance about life or the world around them.

World View


Key quality indicators that help health care institutions improve performance, increase accountability, and reduce costs.

Core Measures


Care that fits a person's life patterns, values, and system of meaning.

Culturally Congruent Care


More likely to have poor health outcomes and die at an early age because of a complex interaction between individual genetics and behaviors; public and healthy policy, community and environmental factors; and quality of health care.

Marginalized Group


Enabling of health care providers to deliver services that are respectful of and responsive to the health beliefs, practices, and cultural and linguistic needs of diverse patients.

Cultural Competency


Systematic and comprehensive examination of the cultural care values, beliefs, and practices of individuals, families, and communities.

Cultural Assessment.


His or her views about health and illness and its treatment.

Explanatory model


Inequality or difference between the health status of a disadvantaged group such as people with low incomes and wealth and an advantaged group such as people with high incomes and wealth.

Health Disparity


Ability to assess social, cultural, and biophysical factors that influence patient treatment and care.

Cultural skills


All belong simultaneously to multiple social groups within changing social and political contexts.



Cross-cultural interactions that provide opportunities to learn about other cultures and develop effective intercultural communication.

Cultural encounters


Ability of an organization and its staff to communicate effectively and convey information in a manner that is easily understood by diverse audiences.

Linguistic competence


The motivation and commitment to caring that moves an individual to learn from others, accept the role as a learner, be open to accepting of cultural differences, and build on cultural similarities.

Cultural desire.


The conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources at global, national and local levels.

Social determinants of health.


Sufficient comparative knowledge of diverse group, including the values, health beliefs, care practices, world view, and bicultural ecology found within each group.

Cultural knowledge.


Formal and informal system of advantages and disadvantages tied to our membership in social groups, such as those at work, school and in families.



Culture that is universal.

Transcultural nursing.