What Is Your CCC IQ?

Delivering culturally competent care is sometimes tricky

Letha Y. Griffin, MD

To properly evaluate and treat patients, we, as orthopaedists, need to be aware of the principles of culturally competent care (CCC). This requires us to be knowledgeable of cultural differences in the way that individuals view and respond to medical care. As noted in the AAOS Culturally Competent Care Guidebook, edited by Ramon L. Jimenez, MD, and Valerae O. Lewis, MD, “Communication is the cornerstone of good quality care.”

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