Diversity: Cultural Competencies Leading to Better Outcomes (Clinical Track) [7126]
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 3:35 PM - 4:35 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: Short North Ballroom A

   Alejandro Diez, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, The Ohio State University

Session Type: Educational Session

We are rapidly becoming a heterogeneous, multicultural society. As a healthcare professional, one must develop specific competencies to treat patients of various cultural backgrounds. Cultural competency is critical to reducing health disparities and improving access to high-quality health care while providing health care that is respectful of and responsive to the needs of diverse patients. The presenter provides a brief overview of how increased cultural competency may lead to better outcomes.

Learning Objectives:
Describe how the demographic changes in Ohio's population form the current diversity of the patient population
Explain the importance of increasing clinician awareness of the concepts and preferences of patients from diverse cultures
Discuss cultural issues that impact patient health and well-being
Identify resources related to culturally competent care

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  CCM: 1
  CRC: 1
  RN: 1
  CDMS: 1
  CME: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

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