Care of Latinos with Serious Illness
Unrecognized cultural differences do cause problems. A misunderstanding of the spoken or written word may be rooted in cultural differences. How the health care professional communicates with family members or deals with spiritual beliefs may be resolved by understanding fundamental cultural differences. Although this course focuses on the Latino and Hispanic patient and family, the principles learned can be easily applied to other cultures.
This course was developed by Familias en Acción, an agency that delivers cultural competence training for health professionals and health education for the Latino community. This self-paced online course gives participants an important grounding in culturally sensitive issues that can arise in every interaction with patients and families served by hospice and palliative care.
The result? Patients and families can be offered palliative care in ways that they understand and that support their family and cultural values. This understanding will help you and your organization do a better job of reaching all those who need your care.
What You’ll Learn
What You’ll Earn
4 continuing education (CE) credits approved by the following accreditation bodies: CEs are provided through California State University San Marcos, accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Completion and Refunds
In order to complete this course and obtain a certificate, you must view the course in its entirety, correctly answer all case studies and quiz/test questions (as appropriate) and complete the evaluation. You will have 90 days to access this course from the date of purchase. No refunds are given for self-paced courses.