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What is culture?

Shared traditions, belief system and language.
- Where we come from
-What we do for living
-Icons we identify with
-Historical events
-Causes we identify with


What is cultural competence?

Awareness respect of others, not understand all cultures but open to differences


What is to be expected from Drs and patients when it comes to culture/

you don't have to agree but have to respect the patients culture.


What were the purpose and findings of the harvard implicit test?

-We all have hidden biases
-We all have biases but doesnt mean we act on them
-Split second decisions show more of our biases.


What is intersectionality?

-Web of race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic structure, gender and disability.
-Everyone fits somewhere in the intersectionality web.


What was the example given in class about the dominant ideology?

When the Dr Asked the patient to come during Ramadan but she said he would have to do the procedure without using water.


What is cultural incompetence?

Basically making assumptions upon stereotypes, biases, personal beliefs and prejudice or emotions.
-Assuming everyone has similar life to you


What is cultural competence?

To aim for a goal of cultural humility.
-Being humble in your own culture and accept that everyone has it different.
-Having an open attitude
-Having the willingness to learn


What are cultural filters?

a filter is shared beliefs or backgrounds (Not the snapchat thot filters)


What is shared power and norms?

According to Emilia's notes, When the patient in pain needs form are signed then the dentist have the power to do it or not.


What can be a problem with shared language?

-It can enhance communication with patients but using dental language with a colleague will alienate the patient from the conversation.


What are the disparities with culture?

-Equality of access is problematic not the equality of outcome.
- Some are privileged to have options where to or how to receive care others don't


What are some key points in culture, personality and decision making?

- Drs prioritize patients in front of them
-Women higher SES patients,
-patients under 45 usually want to have a say in the treatment
-googling before a procedure is a trend
-Shared decision making more common now and usually have better outcomes


How can you work across culture?

1) learn the culture
2) be sensitive to language barriers
3) think about the role of family


What are some key points about medical interpreting?

The family should not be interpreters
-Patient need the whole story
-A family member may be aware of medical history
-They might not break the bad news

-Translation is neutral
-Conduit is being an advocate
- A cultural broker is a facilitator of cultural barriers
- Dr should speak directly to the patient and not the interpreter.