How do we effectively increase the cultural competence of our workforce?
Awareness, Bravery, Commitment: A Cultural Humility Training Model for Healthcare Professionals was developed by Nemours Children’s pediatric psychologists Roger Harrison, PhD, and Colleen Cullinan, PhD, to support health care professionals on their lifelong journey of self-reflection and self-critique as they nurture an other-oriented stance.
The course features activities and discussions that explore cultural identity, intersectionality, bias, privilege and power discrepancies. While the full curriculum is intended for psychology trainees and fellows, versions of this course have been delivered to our medical residents and colleagues. Drs. Harrison and Cullinan also teach the content during pediatric grand rounds at other academic institutions nationwide.