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.
Is anyone else interested in this stuff, or am I starting to bore you to death? Click here to vote.