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Table 2 Cross-cultural perceptions of health care professionals (Always – Never)

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

Health care provider questions Always
% (n)
Often Sometimes Rarely Never
Do you feel that you attend to the cultural needs of patients from different cultural .backgrounds 39.3 (22) 55.4 (31) 5.4 (3)
How often do you treat patients of color? 80.04 (45) 16.1 (9) 3.6 (2)
Is it more difficult to engage with/treat people from a different culture to your own? 21.4 (12) 62.5 (35) 14.3 (8) 1.8 (1)
Do you think your cultural background makes some patients from different cultural backgrounds uncomfortable? 1.8 (1) 39.3 (22) 41.1 (22) 17.9 (10)
Do you think that some patients of color feel anxious/nervous around you during treatment? 1.8 (1) 19.6 (11) 42.9 (24) 35.7 (20)
  1. n = 56
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