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How Can Healthcare Providers Be More Culturally Competent, Inclusive?

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Disparities in healthcare are often driven by a doctor's lack of sensitivity to a patient's culture, values, socioeconomic status, race, or sexual or gender identity. That can lead to unnecessary suffering for patients. Sometimes, it can lead to death. 

What can healthcare professionals do to improve their cultural competency and eliminate provider prejudices? 

How can people in the medical field engage with community organizations to build culturally inclusive community-based care?

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This interview aired on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

Bonnie Petrie can be reached at Bonnie@TPR.org and on Twitter at @kbonniepetrie
Kim Johnson is the producer for Texas Public Radio’s live, call-in show The Source. She is a Trinity University alum with bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Spanish, and a Master of Arts Degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.