Curriculum Co-design for Cultural Safety Training of Medical Students in Colombia: Protocol for a Qualitative Study

Juan Pimentel, Germán Zuluaga, Andrés Isaza, Adriana Molina, Anne Cockcroft, Neil Andersson

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Cultural safety in medical training encourages practitioners, in a culturally congruent way, to acknowledge the validity of their patients’ worldviews. Lack of cultural safety is linked to ethnic health disparities and ineffective health services. Colombian medical schools currently provide no training in cultural safety. The aim of this qualitative study is to: (i) document the opinions of stakeholders on what a curriculum in cultural safety should teach to medical students; and (ii) use this understanding to co-design a curriculum for cultural safety training of Colombian medical students. Focus groups will explore opinions of traditional medicine users, medical students, and cultural safety experts regarding the content of the curriculum; deliberative dialogue between key cultural safety experts will settle the academic content of the curriculum. The research develops participatory methods in medical education that might be of relevance in other subjects.

Translated title of the contributionCodiseño de un curriculo para formación de competencias en Seguridad Cultural en estudiantes de medicina en Colombia. : Protocolo para un estudio cualitativo
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputer Supported Qualitative Research
Subtitle of host publicationNew trends in qualitative research
EditorsLuis Paulo Reis, Antonio Pedro Costa, António Moreira
Place of PublicationSuiza
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783030014063, 21945365
ISBN (Print)9783030014056
StatePublished - 2019
Event3rd World Conference on Qualitative Research, WCQR 2018 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Oct 17 2018Oct 19 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


Conference3rd World Conference on Qualitative Research, WCQR 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • General Computer Science


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