Cultural Competency Training

Sharsheret is pleased to provide multiple training opportunities for health care providers, including doctors, nurses, social workers, genetic counselors, patient navigators and more.

The trainings are free and can be presented in-person or over an online portal.

CE credits may be available through ACCME, ANCC, ASWB, and NYSW.

Sharsheret’s flagship training is The Impact of Culturally Competent Cancer Care, described below. Scroll further down for additional training opportunities.

The Impact of Culturally Competent Cancer Care

Sharsheret’s The Impact of Culturally Competent Cancer Care is a one hour training webinar about the importance of culturally competent care for cancer patients. Not simply the politically correct thing to do, or something kind during a difficult time, this type of care has a proven impact on survivorship. The training explores the issues through the example of Jewish women facing breast cancer. The training includes topics such as the diversity of the Jewish community, increased hereditary risk for Jewish women, and cultural, religious and spiritual issues that may impact detection, treatment or survivorship. Woven throughout the presentation will be examples of how this information is relevant to many other communities. Participants will also learn about the free resources Sharsheret can provide to all breast and ovarian cancer patients.

  • Participants will understand the psychosocial and physical impact of culturally competent care for women facing cancer.
  • Participants will identify resources for their work with women facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
  • Participants will understand the diversity of the Jewish community culturally and religiously.
  • Participants will understand how culture and religion may impact diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship of cancer.

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Additional Training Opportunities:



Finding a New Normal:
Helping Your Patients Manage Survivorship


Simple Coping Mechanisms
to Reduce Cancer Related Stress in Patients
Hereditary Cancers in the Jewish Community
Spirituality as an Essential Healing Tool Cancer Primer: A Guide for Social Workers


“It was so helpful to learn about the cultural sensitivities of our Jewish patients and their families. The training will allow us to better understand the impact of a breast cancer or ovarian cancer diagnosis, and improve our overall quality of care to all our patients.”

-Jessica, Social Worker, Chicago, IL


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