Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

EDITORIAL
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1--4

Cultural competence in family practice and primary care setting


Raman Kumar1, Sudip Bhattacharya2, Neha Sharma2, Arulmani Thiyagarajan3 
1 President AFPI, Department of Community Medicine, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
3 Public Health Scientist, SRM University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sudip Bhattacharya
C-5/12, HIHT Campus, Jolly Grant, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
India

In primary care settings, cultural perception and competence attitude are imperative as notion of health, illness, sickness, and care means different to different people. The knowledge of cultural beliefs and customs facilitate healthcare providers to afford improved care and helps to avert misunderstandings among care provider's staff, patients, and their families. It is a very useful approach in family practice towards improving the health care to racial/ethnic minor groups and reducing the disparities.


How to cite this article:
Kumar R, Bhattacharya S, Sharma N, Thiyagarajan A. Cultural competence in family practice and primary care setting.J Family Med Prim Care 2019;8:1-4


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Kumar R, Bhattacharya S, Sharma N, Thiyagarajan A. Cultural competence in family practice and primary care setting. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 17 ];8:1-4
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