EM2303D "Cultural Competence in the Care of Muslim Patients and Their Families" (IM GR-031023)

Purpose and Overview

Medicine practice in the western world lags behind when it comes to cultural competence. Discussing religion and culture with the patients is also considered a taboo, hence the lack of research on this subject. This lecture aims at describing the importance of culturally competent care for Muslim patients and their families. 

Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the Islamic perspectives on illness.
  • Outline the importance of culturally competent care for Muslim patients.
  • Identify cultural differences that may affect the care of Muslim patients.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: First Last, M.D.Sawsan Rashdan, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Hematology and Oncology

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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