Outcomes Of A Culturally Competent Curriculum (OCCC)
 

*ABOUT THE OCCC©

Application:
The OCCC is designed to evaluate the existence of cultural concepts taught in a health professions’ curriculum. It is specifically intended for the following health professions: Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy. With modifications, the OCCC can be used with other allied health professions.

Description:
The OCCC is a tool to evaluate the existence of cultural concepts taught in specific courses in a heath professions’ curriculum. It is based Campinha-Bacote’s model of cultural competence, The Process of Cultural Competence in the Delivery of Healthcare Services, and is comprised of 44 behavioral item/outcomes addressing the five constructs of cultural awareness, cultural desire, cultural knowledge, cultural skill, and cultural encounters.

Development Of The Instrument:
The OCCC was developed by Dr. Campinha-Bacote in 2008 while working as a consultant on several HRSA grants whose objective was to evaluate nursing curriculums for the presence/absence of cultural content.

Obtaining Permission To Use OCCC© In a Study/Project: The OCCC is currently undergoing rigorous psychometric testing and is not currently available for purchase/use.  Anticipated release date is targeted for late 2018. On-sight and off-sight consultation by Dr. Campinha-Bacote is being offered to those who would like to evaluate the existence of cultural concepts taught in their curriculum.

PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF THE OCCC

In progress

*Duplication/Copying Of OCCC: The OCCC is copyrighted and therefore cannot be duplicated/copied without written permission from the author, Dr. Josepha Campinha-Bacote, or her designee. Transcultural C.A.R.E. Associates has a policy regarding the unauthorized use of this copyrighted tool.