Excerpts — Cultural Competence in Sports Medicine
Developing cultural competence is a process in which an athletic trainer learns to appreciate and respect cultural differences and take them into consideration when caring for patients.
CAM practices involve four domains (some of which overlap) and several whole medical systems that cut across each of the Asian domains.
Mexicans have a unique culture of their own and it is important for the athletic trainer to understand the similarities and the differences of this culture from their own.
Inspecting and observing involves looking at the patient’s physical structure and body movement to help determine the extent of injury or illness.
An institutional cultural self-audit and SWOT analysis allow you to clarify what the organization is doing to provide culturally competent care and determine which areas need the most attention.