TITLE

LATINO CULTURAL COMPETENCE AMONG HEALTH EDUCATORS: PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION IMPLICATIONS

AUTHOR(S)
Rojas-Guyler, Liliana; Wagner, Donald I.; Chockalingam, Sasi Regha
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2006, Vol. 21 Issue 1/2, p99
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Research concerning Latino cultural competence among Health Educators is lacking. This study utilized a self-ratingscale to assess individual perceptions of cultural competence, knowledge, attitudes and barriers to acquiring Latino cultural competence to provide recommendations for professional development. Results indicate that Health Educators with graduate degrees scored higher on the knowledge component, while nearly 70% of all respondents acknowledged feeling comfortable in their interactions with Latinos. However, lack of bi-lingual staff and culturally specific knowledge were reported as primary barriers. The results obtained from this study may inform curricular revisions within health education professional preparation programs.
ACCESSION #
25219320

 

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