Physicians care for individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds. The delivery of high-quality healthcare that is meaningful, acceptable, accessible, effective, and cost efficient requires a deeper understanding of the sociocultural background of patients, their families, and the environments in which they live. The Culture, Health, and Society LCT encourages students to reflect on their own cultural values, assumptions, and beliefs and identify how those values can influence the provision of clinical care and the patient-doctor relationship.

 

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