Episode 3

Cultural Competence Is Not A Destination w/ Dr. Karlita Warren

Published on: 25th January, 2021

In this Episode we discuss and define cultural competence and it’s implications to patients and healthcare providers. Dr. Warren’s research interests include cultural competence, diversity and inclusion, and health equity and disparities.

Show Notes

  1. Cultural Competence
  2. Define cultural Competence
  3. Why is cultural competence significant to our society and healthcare?
  4. Improved outcomes of patients
  5. More diverse work settings which has its own value and implications
  6. Could lead to increased recruitment of culturally diverse healthcare providers
  7. Is there a gap in cultural competence in current AT education?
  8. Since 2003 there have been only 6 peer reviewed articles published on cultural competence as it relates to AT's
  9. Most educators do not endorse having high levels of confidence in cultural comptency
  10. These educators lack diversity
  11. From AT and other healthcare research, competence is not enough.
  12. Most studies show a perceived level of competence, but behavior contradicts the perceived level of competence
  13. Perceived level of competence is often high with levels of implicit bias still existing
  14. Growth and development of the profession will be stagnant without knowledge on ways to
  15. Increase cultural competence
  16. Intergroup dialogue is an evidenced based approach
  17. Reduce implicit bias
  18. Recruit and retain more diverse populations
  19. Black students perceive greater barriers to enrollment in allied health education in comparison to whites
  20. Support the value & application with outside examples
  21. Studies in other health professions showing perceived level of competence with concurrent high levels of implicit bias
  22. Kinesiology study looking at recruitment of persons of color
  23. Diverse leadership has benefits demonstrated in other sectors that lead
  24. Improved collaboration and reduced contention of subjects
  25. Improved performance
  26. Companies that are culturally diverse outperform non-diverse companies on profitability
  27. Highest levels of executive team diversity
  28. Finance/Tech/healthcare
  29. Improved idea creation
  30. References
  31. Nynas SM. The assessment of athletic training students’ knowledge and behavior to provide culturally competent care. Athletic Training Education Journal. 2015;10(1):82-90.
  32. Grove DH, Mansell J. Cultural competence: where are we as athletic training educators? Athletic Training Education Journal. 2020;15(1):49-54.
  33. Geisler PR. Multiculturalism and athletic training education: implications for educational and professional progress. J Athl Train. 2003;38(2):141-151.
  34. Volberding JL. Perceived cultural competence levels in undergraduate athletic training students. Athletic Training Education Journal. 2013;8(3):66-70.
  35. Kochanek J. Promoting cultural competence in athletic training education: an intergroup dialogue approach. Athletic Training Education Journal. 2020;15(2):113-119.
  36. Volberding J. Relationship between cultural competence and athletic training students’ confidence in providing culturally competent care. Athletic Training & Sports Health Care. Published online January 3, 2014.
  37. Barfield JP, Cobler DC, Lam ETC, Zhang J, Chitiyo G. Differences between African-American and Caucasian students on enrollment influences and barriers in kinesiology-based allied health education programs. Advances in Physiology Education. 2012;36(2):164-169.
  38. Hunt V, Prince S, Dixon-Fyle S, Dolan K. Diversity wins: How inclusion matters. McKinsey & Company Report. May 2020
  39. Contact/Support/Questions/Comments
  40. How to contact the initiative to support, collaborate, ask questions:
  41. Email: atlast@atvantagepodcasts.com
  42. GoFundMe
  43. https://www.gofundme.com/f/increasing-diversity-in-athletic-training
  44. CATA virtual symposium 2021
  45. Registration link: https://cvent.me/vvQyay
  46. Guest Contact info
  47. Website:  https://thekizoeffect.com/
  48. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karlita-l-warren-phd-atc-5b72a838/
  49. Gratitude and Blessings
  50. Artwork by Jason Eisenberg
  51. Instagram: @dots_and_squares
  52. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasoneisenberg00/
  53. Intro/Outro music by Willie B the Ichiban Don
  54. Instagram: @ichibandon
  55. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-brown-25945b168/
  56. Production / Engineering / Editing / Content Creation
  57. Joseph “J Pash” Patrick
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  63. Gerson Sandoval
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The AT Last Podcast
Sports medicine practitioners recognizing, addressing, and catalyzing change.
Sports medicine practitioners recognizing, addressing, and catalyzing change within their spheres of influence. Hosts Adam Cady, Christopher Bates, and Kristen Ross focus specifically on the issue of “race” in America, its disparaging impact on our society, and how that is reflected within the world of athletic training.
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Christopher Bates

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Christopher Bates is a proud family man and has passionately worked in sports medicine and human performance for over a decade. He is both a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), as well as a Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach (RSCC). Bates' experiences and paradigms for excellence have led to the creation and establishment of several holistic sports medicine and athletic-performance skill development programs across all levels of athletics including Olympic, University, High School and youth.

Currently, Bates serves as the Sports Medicine Manager and Head Athletic Trainer for USA Water Polo’s Men’s Olympic team. Bates also directs the athletic-performance skill development for the team along with the team's dedicated strength and conditioning coach.

Kristen Ross

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Dr. Ross attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas obtaining a Bachelor's degree in athletic training and a Master's in Kinesiology. Dr. Ross later received his Doctorate in Health Sciences with a Specialization in Organizational Behavior and Leadership. Dr. Ross has spent the majority of his professional Career providing sports medicine services in performing arts, industrial, and secondary school settings.

Adam Cady

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Adam C. Cady holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology/Athletic Training from California State University-Fullerton, and a Master of Health Science from Duke University. He is also a graduate of the sports medicine fellowship program at The Steadman Clinic, in Vail, Colorado. He currently works as a Physician Assistant at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, where he specializes in sports medicine.

His current passions/research interests include improving health equity in underserved communities and Functional Medicine.