Does having a culturally competent health care provider affect the patients' experience or satisfaction? A critically appraised topic

Miranda Brunett, René Revis Shingles

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Abstract

Clinical Scenario: The level of cultural competence of health care providers has been studied. However, limited scholarship has examined whether the cultural competence of the health care provider affects patient satisfaction. Focused Clinical Question: Does cultural competence of health care providers influence patient satisfaction with their experience with their provider? Summary of Key Findings: Having a culturally competent health care provider, or one who a patient perceives as culturally competent, does increase patient satisfaction. Clinical Bottom Line: Cultural competence in health care plays an important role in patients being satisfied with their providers, as well as patients willingly and actively participating in their treatment. Strength of Recommendation: Questions 1 to 5 and 9 of the critical appraisal skills program were answered "yes" for all studies in the critically appraised topic. Thus, the authors strongly support the findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-288
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Sport Rehabilitation
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2018

Keywords

  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Cultural competence
  • Health care provider
  • Multiculturalism
  • Patient satisfaction

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