Medical faculty members’ perspectives on the components of cross-cultural competence in the islamic republic of iran: A qualitative study

Mousavi Bazaz, M. and Zabihi Zazoly, A. and Karimi Moonaghi, H. (2015) Medical faculty members’ perspectives on the components of cross-cultural competence in the islamic republic of iran: A qualitative study. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 21 (1). pp. 45-53.

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Abstract

Despite the importance of cultural competence in health care, there has been no research to develop a framework for cultural competence in the Iranian context. This qualitative study at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences aimed to elucidate the views of medical faculty staff on the components of cross-cultural competence and compare these with similar studies published in English. Using a combination of archival studies, semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions among faculty members 3 major domains (knowledge, attitude and behaviour) and 21 components were identified to describe the cross-cultural competence of faculty members in medical schools. Participants expressed the importance of knowledge as a precursor to changing attitudes and the 6 knowledge components related to knowledge and awareness of values, beliefs and norms of different ethnic, racial and cultural groups. Experts mostly emphasized the importance of interaction between faculty members and clients (students and patients). © 2014, World Health Organization. All rights reserved

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By :1 Export Date: 16 February 2020 CODEN: EMHJA Correspondence Address: Zabihi Zazoly, A.; Department of Medical Education, Mashhad University of Medical SciencesIran; email: zabihia901@mums.ac.ir
Uncontrolled Keywords: adult Article attitude behavior cultural competence ethics female human information processing interpersonal communication Iran male medical education medical practice medical school medical staff medicine middle aged professional knowledge qualitative research semi structured interview teaching validation process ancestry group attitude to health ethnic group ethnology Continental Population Groups Cultural Competency Ethnic Groups Faculty, Medical Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice Humans
Subjects: W General medicine- Health professions
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib5 lib5
Date Deposited: 15 May 2020 22:07
Last Modified: 15 May 2020 22:07
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/18994

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