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Table 1 Cross-cultural perceptions of health care professionals (Agree – Disagree)

From: The challenge of cultural competence in the workplace: perspectives of healthcare providers

Health care provider questions Strongly Agree
% (n)
Agree Neither Agree/ Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
Do you think health service providers should consider a patient’s cultural background when treating them? 60.7 (34) 28.6 (16) 3.6 (2) 5.4 (3) 1.8 (1)
Cultural awareness is important in providing best-practice health care. 75.0 (42) 23.2 (13) 1.8 (1)
Being able to effectively communicate cross-culturally with patients is important to best practice health care. 83.9 (47) 16.1 (9)
Do you think it is important to learn about different cultures as part of your practice? 75.0 (42) 21.4 (12) 3.6 (2)
Do you think learning about different cultures improves service delivery with multi-cultural patients? 75.0 (42) 21.4 (12) 3.6 (2)
Do you feel that your organization could do a better job at accommodating the needs of patients from diverse cultures? 8.9 (5) 35.7 (20) 35.7 (20) 16.1 (9) 3.6 (2)
Do you think other cultural models of health are useful to complement conventional health care approaches? 17.9 (10) 35.7 (20) 35.7 (20) 10.7 (6)
  1. n = 56
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