Effective TB Interviewing for Contact Investigation: Self-Study Modules
Complete these questions to review concepts from this module.
- What is cultural competency?
- Having specific knowledge of customs of many groups
- The sensitivity to and awareness of various factors that shape a person’s identity
- Providing education to foreign-born patients
- Knowing many languages
- What is usually the best source of information about a patient’s
- An encyclopedia
- A relevant cultural organization
- Another healthcare worker from the same cultural group
- The patient
- What strategy would not be expected to ease communication
between an interviewer and patient who speaks the same language
but cannot be understood because of a different accent?
- Speaking slowly
- Writing things down phonetically
- Using an interpreter
- Asking for clarifications
- When eliciting household contacts, what is an appropriate first
question to ask a male patient if obtaining information about
a spouse or domestic partner?
- “What is your wife’s name?”
- “Do you have a girlfriend?”
- “Do you have a significant other?”
- “Who lives with you?”
- If a patient appears uncomfortable with a particular interviewer,
what is a good initial problem-solving approach?
- Change interviewers
- Find out what is making the patient uncomfortable
- Explain why this interview is important and move forward with questions
- Discuss an unrelated topic
- If a patient reveals during a TB interview that he does not
believe in his TB treatment, but in an alternative herbal regimen,
what should the interviewer do?
- Tell the patient he can continue with his alternative herbal regimen
- Ask the patient to talk to his doctor about this alternative herbal regimen and that there is a possibility that he can continue with his alternative herbal regimen as long as he continues his TB drugs
- Tell the patient to stop the alternative herbal regimen and take only his TB pills
- Tell the patient to adhere to the regimen that makes him feel best