The Huddle: Conversations with the Diabetes Care Team

Beyond Cultural Competency: How to Implement Relevant, Culturally Appropriate Care

Episode Summary

Working with individuals from cultures different than your own can come with challenges that directly impact effective self-care. Diabetes care and education specialist Patricia Davidson, DCN, RDN, CDE, LDN, FAND is the co-author for AADE’s new cultural competency and health literacy practice paper and in this episode, shares her tips to implementing best practices for relevant, individualized care. We discuss why it’s critical to go beyond being culturally competent so that care addresses both cultural sensitivity and humility. We wrap up with tactics to implement culturally appropriate care.

Episode Notes

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Cultural and Health Considerations with Diabetes: An AADE Practice Paper -

AADE health literacy and cultural competency