Culture, Communication and Ethics in Healthcare

Effective Health Communication

Welcome to the Culture, Communication and Ethics in Healthcare resource page. Effective health communication encompasses Cultural Competence, Health Literacy, Ethics & Moral Distress and Patient Safety. Search this site by keyword or category to find the resource you need. If you have questions or concerns please click the “Ask a Librarian” link on the left side of this page.

Title Description
A Physician's Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care Website offers CME/CE credit and equips health care professionals with awareness, knowledge, and skills to better treat the the increasingly diverse U.S. population
ACMH Ensuring that Health Care Reform Will Meet the Health Care Needs of Minority Communities and Eliminate Health Disparities

A Statement of Principles and Recommendations

Advance Directive Form and education
Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and-Family-Centered Care: A Roadmap for Hospitals A comprehensive guide to meeting the unique needs of patients
AHRQ Innovations Exchange Innovative Patient Safety programs
Always Use Teach-Back

The purpose of this training toolkit is to help all health care providers learn to use teach back (teachback) —every time it is indicated—to support patients and families throughout the care continuum, especially during transitions between health care settings.

Alzheimer's Association

Information and resources for Alzheimer's and other dementias.alzheimers alzheimer

AMA Foundation Health Literacy Program The American Medical Association comprehensive health literacy toolkit
AMA's Code of Medical Ethics Code of Medical Ethics
AMA. There and Home Again Safely: 5 Responsibilities of Ambulatory Practices This report aims to improve the safety of care transitions across the entire continuum of care.