Transcultural Resources

Enhancing transcultural relationships between providers and patients leads to improved communications, joint decision making and eventually, the improved health of mothers, babies and their communities.

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    • Cultural Sensitivity and Awareness in the Delivery of Health Care 
Cultural sensitivity and awareness in the delivery of health care. Committee Opinion No. 493. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2011;117:1258–61.
    • Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community - A Field Guide
The Joint Commission, monograph April 3, 2014
    • Handbook of Patients’ Spiritual and Cultural Values for Health Care Professionals 
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network™ 2013

NPA offers several resources to support transcultural understanding and engagement:

Transcultural Aspects of Perinatal Care, A Resource Guide, 2nd Edition

This book is an introduction for perinatal healthcare providers and is designed to foster awareness of the cultural complexities that relate to the perinatal field and to serve as a handy reference for busy clinicians. 


Transcultural Aspects of Perinatal Care, A Resource Guide, 3rd Edition, featuring new chapters on LGBT, Cape Verdean and others. We are inviting individuals with expertise in this area to asset with chapter reviews and the development of new chapters. Please see our call for authors and guidelines to determine if you are eligible.

Transcultural Education – A Journey to Cultural Competence

This training program is designed for all types of healthcare providers to encourage better understanding across cultures and to foster more proficient delivery of “culturally competent” health care.

We also offer a Train-the-Trainer Program.  Contact to learn more.

Transcultural Speakers Bureau

NPA has experienced healthcare industry speakers across the U.S. that address a variety of transcultural topics, such as:

    • Transcultural Perinatal Practices
    • Perinatal Bereavement: Transcultural Perspective
    • Transcultural Communication
    • Health Care Decision Making
    • Development of Transcultural Competence

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