New Zealand is way ahead of the U.S. in cultural competency CME


Sorry to keep harping on the issue of mandatory cultural competency CME, but this whole area has me fascinated. Thanks to a reader, here are some ideas on how New Zealand is thinking about handling the implementation of its Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act, which went into effect last fall and includes a cultural competence requirement.

I found it really interesting because, while interviewing some people for an article that should be online soon about New Jersey's new cultural competency law, I began to realize just how difficult it will be to design effective training in this area. Or even decide what "effective training" might be. It's a huge task, and I'm glad that some others are already forging ahead in thinking about this.

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