Goal and Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this course is to present strategies for practicing cultural etiquette to facilitate positive communication and interactions between culturally diverse members of the healthcare team. It is applicable to nurses in all settings. After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Explain two ways greeting etiquette differs around the world.
  • Describe two common gestures that may be appropriate in one culture and offensive in another.
  • Describe some common practices that can have a negative meaning to an international colleague.
  • Identify at least one way to demonstrate culturally sensitive behaviors when interacting with members of culturally diverse groups.

Course Authors

Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791



Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional Nurses


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None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.