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Cultural Awareness to Improve Patient Outcomes


How comfortable are you caring for patients of various cultures? How well do you understand how culture influences patient presentation, coping, and access to care? Lack of cultural awareness leads to health disparities and inappropriate practices, which can result in poor patient outcomes, inappropriate health system utilization, and financial hardship for patients as well as state and federal entities. Cultural awareness encompasses ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and much more. Are you providing culturally competent care for your patients?

Dr. Lisa Lefler, a medical and applied anthropologist with a focus in behavioral health, will begin our day exploring health outcomes for diverse populations. We will continue with an interactive day with panel discussions featuring experts in their fields, debunking cultural myths, and shared case studies. For this session, focus will be placed on patients with disabilities, the Hispanic, African American, & American Indian communities, as well as patients within the LGBTQ community. This program is sure to enhance the patient- and family-centered care you provide!

As healthcare providers, you have an opportunity with each patient encounter to positively impact that patient’s health. Make the most of it by providing culturally competent care! Let us help you learn how! Join us on this one day program with the UNC-CH School of Nursing’s Center for Lifelong Learning on November 3, 2017 at Extraordinary Ventures.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

ANCC credit hours

This course is worth 6.5 ANCC credit hours

Accreditation Statement

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 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education (CNE) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

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