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Cultural Competence/Humility - Teaching Resources

IHP teaching resources for topics on cultural humility

Case Studies

U.S. Pacific Command - Pacific Angel in Nepal

Case Studies

Writing and Using Case Studies


Writing your own case studies?  Remember to use these alternatives to commonly used sexist labels.

DVDs on Reserve at the Institute

The following DVDs are available for classroom viewing.  Please contact

  • Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequality
    Using interviews with racial justice leaders, this document aims to shift the conversation about racial inequality from the individual level to the institutional level (full description from the producer).

  • Hold Your Breath 
    Documentary of the story of Mohammad Kochi, an Afghan immigrant who faces possible death from stomach cancer and his American doctors’ attempt to provide culturally competent care (an expanded version of the story that appears in the Worlds Apart series; full description from distributer).

  • Unnatural Causes (also available electronically to insert in your D2L course; contact
    A seven-part documentary series exploring racial & socioeconomic inequalities in health (full description from the producer).

  • Gen Silent 
    The story of six LGBT seniors and the personal choices they make in the face of discrimination by caregivers and peers (full description from the producer).

  • The Waiting Room 
    A behind the scenes look at an ER in a United States public hospital struggling to serve a diverse community (full description from the producer).

  • Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible 
    Stories from white men and women overcoming issues of unconscious racism and entitlement (full description from the producer).

  • Madeleine Leininger: Cultural Care Diversity & Universality
    An interview with nurse theorist Madeleine Leininger in which she talks about her theory of culturally congruent care. 

Other Videos

How Effective Healthcare Communication Contributes to Health Equity (DHHS)

Cultural Competency Video Lectures (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health)