cultural competency

(KUL-cher-ul KOM-peh-ten-see)

The ability to understand, interact, and work well with people of different cultures. In medicine, one goal of cultural competency is to help make sure that the quality of the healthcare is equal among different cultural groups.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "cultural competency"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "competencia cultural"

Capacidad de comprender, interactuar y colaborar bien con gente de culturas diferentes. En el campo de la medicina, una meta de la competencia cultural es asegurarse de que la calidad de la atención médica sea igual para los distintos grupos culturales.