The Cultural, Social, and Ethnic Diversity module is designed according to the AES course framework, which includes four phases:
- Learn & Practice
Below you'll discover how AES can help you teach your students about diversity among patients according to these four phases.
Phase 1: Explore
Activity: Diversity Comfort Level
In this activity, students are introduced to the breadth of diversity, and are urged to see their personal connection with the topic.
Phase 2: Learn & Practice
Unit 1: Cultural, Social, and Ethnic Diversity
In this unit, students will learn about: cultural diversity and its scale in the US as they investigate biases and generalizations vs. stereotypes and their effects on healthcare. Students learn about health disparities and equity. They define health literacy, cultural competency, and linguistic competency and identify the need for customer service in healthcare.
1. A Diverse Nation
2. Effects on Healthcare
3. Health Disparities and Health Equity
4. Customer Service
Phase 3: Reflect
Activity: Reflection Questions and Discussion
In this activity, students review scenarios related to the cultural, social, and ethnic diversity of patients in healthcare.
Phase 4: Reinforce
Activity: Culture Guide Research
In this activity, students select and read a culture guide from one of five countries and then answer questions to help reinforce the concepts of religion and culture diversity, and their impact on healthcare.
Activity: Demographics Research
In this activity students research the demographics of a location and then determine the cultural diversity of the area. Next, they predict potential areas of concern, and to suggest an action plan or guidelines to address the diversity in the location.
Activity: Current Event
Students will review articles for information related to a topic in the module. Once an article is found, students complete a Current Event form.