Cultural Aspects of Care
Rarely is a primary care practice today made up of homogenous populations. Widely ranging cultural backgrounds are present in most communities, so providers are challenged to be culturally aware on all levels. Serious illness and terminal illness present even more complex challenges. This course gives providers cultural sensitivity, tools, suggestions, and approaches for patients and their loved ones during stressful illness.
This is the sixth course in a nine-part series, Primary Palliative Care Skills for Physicians, NPs and PAs. Take each course individually or enroll in the full series for a significant discount! Learn more about the full series here!
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This course is perfect for:
- Nurse practitioners (NPs)
- Physician assistants (PAs)
- Non-palliative care specialists
- Beginning hospice and palliative care team members
- Geriatricians, senior care providers, and others caring for patients with serious illness
This course will equip learners to:
- Define culture and the importance of culture in palliative care
- Differentiate between cultural competence, cultural humility, and radical respect
- Provide insights on bias, and how to create a values-neutral practice
- Discuss issues facing members of veterans and the LGBTQ+ community who are seriously ill
Topics covered in this course include:
- Cultural competency and cultural humility
- Radical respect for differences
- Values-neutral practice
- The importance of cultural context
- The context of language
- The context of identity: LGBTQ
- The context of experience: veterans
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“Mindfulness and its Meaning in Palliative Care”
In palliative care, mindfulness is a therapeutic tool that can offer patients profound relief from anxiety and the discomforting symptoms of their disease.
|Begins:||Immediately upon registration|
|Location:||Completely online, available 24/7|
|Continuing education:||2.25 hours|
|Requires:||Computing skills sufficient to complete graduate work, access to a computer with an Internet connection|
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There are no refunds on our self-paced courses
The Doctors Company designates this activity for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 2 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Doctors Company and California State University Shiley Institute for Palliative Care. The Doctors Company is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
DATE: Register Anytime
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 2.25 hours OR Click HERE for CME Credit Info*
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