Journal article

Self-Perceptions of Cultural Competence Among Dental Students and Recent Graduates

Jolanta Aleksejuniene, Chris Zed, Rodrigo Marino

Journal of Dental Education | AMER DENTAL EDUCATION ASSOC-ADEA | Published : 2014

Abstract

This study assessed self-perceptions of cultural competence in dental students and recent graduates of the University of British Columbia. The sample consisted of 106 predoctoral students (response rate 98 percent) and thirty-three recent graduates (response rate 43 percent). The two cohorts completed similar questionnaires. Over 80 percent of responding predoctoral students reported encountering patients from culturally different groups, 50 percent of them admitted that their communication is not effective, two-thirds were not confident in caring for patients from diverse cultural groups, and over 60 percent perceived that sociocultural differences affect the provision of care. Some signifi..

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