By Jules Murtha | Fact-checked by Barbara Bekiesz
| Updated April 25, 2022 MD Linx
As a resident, you may be privy to the very real effects that social determinants of health have on certain patients. A patient’s language and culture, after all, are known indicators of the quality of care they will likely receive from healthcare providers—and racial and ethnic minorities often suffer as a result.
One way to improve patient care for minorities is by practicing cultural competence and cultural safety.