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Health Careers

Diversity and Health Careers: A Chance to Change History

Diversity and Health Careers encompass several issues, and we address two major ones:

  1. The diversity of the healthcare workforce needs to better reflect that of the populations it treats.
  2. All healthcare workers need to be aware of their patients' varying cultural perspectives on health and healing. The term used in health professions to describe this goal is "cultural competence," and it is a major issue in current health careers training.

Look for other diversity issues, such as gender or disabilities and health careers, on this web site in the future.

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