primary classifications of study results from this review include practitioner-related results, client-related outcomes, and health service access and utilization results (Truong, Paradies, and Priest 102). While most of the analyses demonstrated modest evidence of upgrade in health care access and utilization results and practitioner outcomes, client outcomes revealed weaker proof of advancements. Therefore, this review of reviews depicts the existence of evidence that interventions lead to increased cultural competence, which, in turn, betters patient health outcomes. The major limitation of this research emanates from the lack of methodological rigor among the studies considered in this review. This inadequacy springs from the reviews' reliance on self-report, which is subject to multiple biases. Moreover, insufficient objective evidence of intervention effectiveness characterized the study findings (Truong, Paradies, and Priest 105). This review lays the foundation for furthering investigations in this domain in different areas, such as measuring both healthcare practitioner and patient outcomes and considering
Surname 5 organizational aspects. Moreover, it proposes the utilization of more rigorous study designs in reviews as another sphere of future research. The rapid growth of the minority in the United States have been linked to the need to train healthcare practitioners to facilitate the provision of culturally competent care. According to Govere and Govere (402), systematic reviews that specifically focus on the impact of cultural competence training on client satisfaction of patients from minority groups is necessary. Their study aimed at searching and critically appraising published research journals that assess the efficiency of cultural competence training of healthcare practitioners on improving user satisfaction of patients from minority groups. These investigators employed a methodology that involved the performance of a comprehensive literature search of peer-reviewed articles published between 2002 and 2014 in Cochrane, CINAHL, PubMed, PsycINFO, and Web of Science databases. They utilized search words, such as competency, cultural, patient satisfaction, cultural competence training, cultural awareness training, and cultural sensitivity training. Additionally, original research articles that recorded cultural competency training and determined its influence on patient satisfaction were considered (Govere and Govere 404). The quality of the reviewed sources was evaluated according to the methodological shortcomings associated with sample size, experimental design, ethnic dispersion of the participants, and sampling approaches. The study findings indicated that there exists a significant relationship between cultural competency training intervention and the cultural competence level of healthcare practitioners. Besides, the outcomes demonstrated that cultural competence training of healthcare professionals was significantly related to improved patient satisfaction (Govere and Govere 408). Thus, cultural competency training is an efficient strategy that empowers
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