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Designed for hospital executives, administrators, medical department directors, physicians, nurses and other healthcare leaders, this seminar titled, “Developing Cultural Competency: Healthcare for the Muslim Patient” provides valuable information and resources for enhancing understanding and cultural competency skills that improve healthcare delivery for Muslim patients.

“Cultural competence training for healthcare professionals… increases their ability to provide care to diverse populations… It should be an on-going, life-long education.” – A Manager’s Guide to Cultural Competence Education for Healthcare Professionals, The California Endowment

Developing Cultural Competency: Healthcare for the Muslim Patient

The purpose of this diversity seminar is to provide healthcare providers with a picture of the challenges faced by Muslim patients in the current environment and suggestions for better serving this population. This seminar begins with a description of the impact of anti-Muslim bigotry, including on Muslim patients. The seminar then provides a better understanding of the faith and practices of American Muslims as well as the implications of these beliefs and practices for healthcare delivery. Topics include Islamic perspectives towards illness and healthcare, family systems, decision making processes, dress codes, privacy and gender issues, dietary guidelines, women’s healthcare including reproductive issues and labor and delivery, views on death and dying, end of life issues, emergency treatment, life support, terminal illness and palliative care.


  • Improved awareness and understanding of the current environment and its impact on Muslims generally and Muslim patients specifically.
  • Reduction in misunderstandings and barriers to accessing healthcare.
  • Cultural awareness and development of cultural competency skills as it relates to working with the American Muslim patients and their families.
  • Increased healthcare provider capacity for addressing growing diversity, persistent disparities, and the promotion of health equity.
  • More culturally appropriate responses to the needs of Muslim patients based on understanding of and respect for their cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Fulfillment of requirements for professional development and medical education, including those that comply with CLAS and other healthcare training standards.


Hospital and healthcare executives and administrators; medical directors, physicians, nurses and other healthcare service leaders; deans, department chairs and faculty in medical and nursing schools.


Workshop Length: 1-3 hours
Number of Participants: 20 or more
Available: onsite or via webinar

For More Information

Contact us at [email protected] or call 408-296-7312, extension 160. To schedule a seminar, please complete the form below.