Should physicians be required to take cultural competency courses?
Patient Safety Monitor Insider
October 21, 2009
Disparities in care have been widely reported for racial and ethnic minorities. Some states have tried to address this by requiring physicians to undergo cultural competency training. Both California and New Jersey require such training and Maryland strongly recommends it. Nine other states are considering requiring some sort of cultural competency training.
An article in this week's American Medical News points out why some physicians are opposed to such legislation and why some support it.