Cultural Competence and Communication Skills


Bylund CL, Alyafei K, Afana A, Al-Romaihi S, Yassin M, Elnashar M, Al-Arab B, Al-Khal A. Satisfaction with a 2-day communication skills course culturally tailored for medical specialists in Qatar. J Fam Community Med. 2017 May-Aug;24(2):122-127. doi: 10.4103/2230-8229.205118. 

Abdelrahim H, Elnashar M, Khidir A, Killawi A, Maya Hammoud, Al-Khal A & Fetters M. Patient Perspectives on Language Discordance During Healthcare Visits: Findings From the Extremely High-Density Multicultural State of Qatar. Journal of Health Communication. 2017 Apr;22(4):355-363. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2017. 

AlRawi S, Khidir A, Elnashar M, Abdelrahim H, Killawi A, Hammoud M & Fetters M. Traditional Arabic & Islamic Medicine: validation and empirical assessment of a conceptual model in Qatar.  BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2017 Mar 14;17(1):157. doi: 10.1186/s12906-017-1639-x. 

Bylund C, Alyafei K, Anand A, Al Marri A, Omer W, Sinha T, Alam W, Abdelrahim H, Al-Khal A. Implementing and tailoring a western-developed communication skills training program fro graduate medical trainees in Qatar. International Journal of Medical Education. Jan 2017;8:16-18. Doi: 10.5116/ijme.5856.72b4. 2016. 


Elnashar, M; Abdelrahim, H; Fetters, MD (2012). "Cultural Competence Springs Up in the Desert: The Story of the Center for Cultural Competence in Health Care at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar." Academic Medicine 87(6): 759-766.


2017 Oral presentation Elnashar M, Abdelrahim H. Cultural competency and capacity building. Pre-symposium workshop - Building capacity in healthcare professions symposium, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q), Doha, February 19, 2017
2016 Poster presentation Elnashar M, Abdelrahim H, Mahfoud Z, Major S.  Promoting and Assessing Cultural Competency in a clinical setting among Medical Students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q).  International Association for Medical Education  Conference (AMEE). June 2016. Barcelona, Spain.
2015 Poster presentation Elnashar M, Abdelrahim H. A pioneering Initiative towards Culturally linguistically appropriate health care: The Center for Cultural Competence in healthcare at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. Innovation in Global Medical & Health Education Forum, January 18, 2015. Doha, Qatar.
2014 Oral presentation Mamtani R. Culturally Competent Patient Centered Healthcare: A Special Focus on Qatar. “Setting the Stage” Qatar’s first Cultural Competence in Healthcare symposium, Doha, March 17th 2014
2010 Poster presentation Khidir A, Fetters M, Elnashar M, Abdelrahim H, Alkhal A, Alrawi S, Hammoud M. Preliminary results of a multilingual, multicultural survey design. Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference 2010. Doha, Qatar