Do we need cultural competency training?

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Maybe it's because I'm in the throes of writing an article about New Jersey's new law requiring mandatory cultural competency training, but I keep running into articles like this one:

The more discrimination African-American women report, the more likely

they are to have coronary artery calcification, a buildup of calcium in

the vessels that is associated with atherosclerosis, according to a

study presented at the American Heart Association's 45th Annual

Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention

This is something docs need to know for their African-American female heart patients, don't you think? If they don't know, then they won't know to ask about their experiences with discrimination and possibly provide supports that can help them deal better with the stress it induces (if only we could just get rid of discrimination altogether...).

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