# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Medical Assistant I Task 41483558

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Examine concepts of care relating to ethnic, religious, cultural, and personal preferences.


Examination should include

  • beliefs and practices
  • possible dietary restrictions
  • attitudes regarding eye contact
  • language barriers
  • attitudes regarding touch
  • gender preferences of patients and caregivers
  • attitudes regarding disability.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why is it so important to understand cultural differences as they relate to patient care?
  • Why is it important for the patient to receive information and directions in his or her native language?
  • How can the healthcare worker assist with cultural requirements?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).


The student will analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of credible resources to produce a research product.
  1. Critically evaluate quality, accuracy, and validity of information.
  2. Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view or bias.
  3. Synthesize relevant information from primary and secondary sources and present it in a logical sequence.
  4. Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

Other Related Standards

HOSA Competitive Events (High School)

Health Science Events


Knowledge Test: Human Growth and Development


Knowledge Test: Medical Law and Ethics


Teamwork Events


Biomedical Debate


Creative Problem Solving