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Cultural Competency

"Cultural Competency" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Cultural and linguistic competence is a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals that enables effective work in cross-cultural situations. Competence implies the capacity to function effectively as an individual and an organization within the context of the cultural beliefs, behaviors, and needs presented by consumers and their communities.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Cultural Competency" by people in this website by year, and whether "Cultural Competency" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 12 publications over 8 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2011
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