Cultural competency trainings for clinicians have been commonly proposed by major medical institutions and certifying bodies to ameliorate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) health disparities. However, cultural competency trainings have limitations, including (1) false competence, (2) measurement issues, and (3) ecological fallacy (i.e., assuming individuals conform to the norms of their cultural group). The purpose of this commentary is to describe the limitations of cultural competency training and argue for healthcare systems to implement cultural humility trainings as a way to reduce LGBTQ health disparities at the end-of-life.

October 21, 2019
Cultural competency trainings for clinicians have been commonly proposed by major medical institutions and certifying bodies to ameliorate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning […]
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