After review of the course syllabus, learning goals, and the results of my self-assessment, my learning goals for the rest of this course are:
1. To gain more knowledge about numerous cultural beliefs, practices, attitudes, and ways of communicating as to better understand how this effects people’s view on medicine so I can become more aware of how to best serve patients of all different cultures in my future.
2. To understand my own cultural experiences and how these influence biases that I possess and work to overcome these biases to become a more culturally competent individual who does not push my own beliefs onto others.
3. To become more familiar with culturally competent healthcare and the strategies used to deliver culturally competent care so I can use these methods in the future as I become a health care professional.