Integrating Cultural Competence, Core Values Development, and Evidence Based Practice: An Innovative Model

Abstract

Purpose: The Strategic Plan on Cultural Competency and Professionalism in Physical Therapy Core Values documents support the development of cultural competence in Doctor of Physical Therapist (DPT) students. The purpose of this project is to describe a curricular Model that integrated cultural competence awareness, core values development, and international service learning(ISL) for(DPT students. Description: Our Model, comprised of a yearlong capstone course, included research on a culture and an ISL experience. Purnell and Campinha-Bacote