2016 Cultural Competence for Oncology Practice

Activity Preview

This slide-based course is designed to help members of a multidisciplinary team in oncology care increase their knowledge of cultural competence; it will enhance care professional’s confidence when interacting with patients from diverse backgrounds of the concept of cultural competence through three case studies. To access the activity you will need to set-up a free ASCO username and password.

You may wish to take PART ONE, the self-assessment entitled “Disparities in Cancer Care: Do You Know…?” and PART TWO, “Disparities in Cancer Care: Take Action!” located online at ASCO University.

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Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the pharmacist will be able to:

  1. Describe the concept of ‘cultural competence’ and how it enhances the patient experience throughout the cancer care continuum.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate communication strategies to minimize and address cultural issues that may impact care.
  3. Identify barriers within healthcare related to various aspects of cultural competency – specifically race, gender, religion, age, language, and culture.
  4. Apply knowledge of personal barriers to improve the care of diverse patient populations throughout the cancer care continuum.

Activity type: Application-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Learning Level: 1

Accreditation Information

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The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.20 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-9999-16-204-H04-P.

To obtain 2.0 contact hours of CPE credit (0.20 CEUs) for completing "Cultural Competence for Oncology Practice" learners must complete the ASCO activity on their website (self-assessment and evaluation), and then log back into www.pharmacist.com and complete the attestation statement, evaluation questions, and CLAIM credit.  Participants will need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password to claim credit.  Once your credit has been claimed, please visit CPE Monitor for your transcript.

Initial release date: December 12, 2016
Expiration date: December 12, 2019 - ABSOLUTELY NO CREDIT GRANTED AFTER THIS DATE


"Cultural Competence for Oncology Practice” is a continuing education activity for pharmacists developed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology and co-sponsored by the American Pharmacists Association. 


This activity was supported by ASCO University and an Educational grant from the LIVESTRONG Foundation. No funds or in-kind contributions from commercial entities were used for support.


Sarah Gelhert, MD, PhD
Washington University in St. Louis
St Louis, MO

Jeffrey Guidry, PhD
Texas A&M University College of Education and Human Developmen
College Station, TX

Emily Haozous, PhD, RN
University of New Mexico School of Nursing
Albuquerque, NM

Ronda Henry-Tillman, MD, FACS
University of Arkansas for Medical Science
Little Rock, AR

Lovell A. Jones, PhD
Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health
College Station, TX

Course Planners

Clinical Oncology Social Worker 
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center
Chagrin Falls, OH

Captain James Dickens, DNP, FNP, FAANP
American Nurse Practitioner Foundation
Overland Park, KS

Barbara Miller, PA-C, MS
Stroger Hospital of Cook County
Chicago, Illinois

Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD
Director, Hematologic Radiation Oncology
Massachusetts General Hospital Clark Center for Radiation Oncology
Boston, MA


Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD, declares that she plays a consultant/advisory role for Novaritis.

All other faculty declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria.

ASCO’s and APhA’s education staff declares no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For complete APhA staff disclosures, please see the Education and Accreditation Information section at www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures.

Activity Fee

There is no fee associated with this activity.

System Requirements

Computer and Internet access is required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the System Requirements to have a positive learning experience.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-9999-16-204-H04-P 0.2 CEUs December 12, 2016 - December 12, 2019