Lunch and Learn, cultural competency, culture, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, antisemitism

LLP320: How Jennifer Aniston and Jamie Foxx Got Cultural Competency Wrong?

So let's talk about Jennifer Aniston and Jamie Foxx…

Why is it important to be a person of cultural competence?

In case you didn’t hear about it, Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Aniston recently got themselves caught up in issues concerning matters of antisemitism. This is for the ‘fake friends’ post of Foxx, which received quite a huge amount of backlash.

Calling it antisemitic, people threw accusations for they claim Foxx pertained to people of the Jewish background. This very circumstance is the reason why we’re going to discuss cultural competence and its significance.

Both as a physician and as an individual, I believe that being culturally competent is of utmost importance for not only do we become more open and understanding; but it also prevents having a clash.

Tune in as we talk about this on this week’s podcast.

Why you need to check this episode:

  • Understand what cultural competency means, and how people have different levels of knowledge about it, even within the same communities;
  • Recognize the importance of being a culturally competent individual; and
  • Discover words and phrases that people commonly use today that have significant racial undertones

“As a physician, one of the things that we’re taught all the time is making sure you recognize what is your patients’ beliefs, what is your patients’ values, because you can’t have a great doctor-patient relationship if you don’t acknowledge that [and] recognize the importance of it.”– Dr. Berry Pierre

Notable Quotes:

“I don’t see how you could be a great physician and not be culturally competent.” – Dr. Berry Pierre

“That clash of the doctor-patient relationship is there, and usually, it’s because the cultural values aren’t being addressed, met, and more importantly—respected.” – Dr. Berry Pierre

“If both people were just a little bit more culturally competent, they would’ve recognized.” – Dr. Berry Pierre

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