Cultural Competency through Service Learning
           Daryl Gordon, Adelphi University, NY
ABSTRACT  
As the U.S. witnesses a dramatic rise in immigration, health professionals will 
be working with an increasingly diverse group of patients.  This article explores 
an interdisciplinary partnership between immigrant community organizations and 
faculty members in health professions and TESOL (Teaching English as a Second 
Language).  Through service-learning experiences in which health profession 
students offer workshops for older immigrants, students develop cultural competence 
and health communication skills, which are necessary to assist limited English 
proficient patients.

		Academic Exchange Quarterly  Spring 2009: Volume 13, Issue 1  
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