Title

The Need for Improved Cultural Sensitivity With Hospice Workers

Faculty Mentor(s)

Carolynn DeSandre

Location

Room 269 Open Classroom

Start Date

4-4-2013 2:00 PM

End Date

4-4-2013 3:15 PM

Description/Abstract

The time and need for culturally competent health care in our country has never been more important or urgent. Cultural competence has been looked toward as a potential strategy to improve quality and eliminate health disparities. Health disparities among our minorities can be partially alleviated by creating and maintaining a level of culturally competent healthcare that can at the very least overcome communication barriers that interfere with appropriate diagnosis, treatment and follow through by patients. A 20 question survey has been given to 75 healthcare workers. Results from this survey and cultural information applicable to the area will be presented to the staff members at the Hospice of Northeast Georgia in their effort to provide culturally appropriate end-of-life care.

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Apr 4th, 2:00 PM Apr 4th, 3:15 PM

The Need for Improved Cultural Sensitivity With Hospice Workers

Room 269 Open Classroom

The time and need for culturally competent health care in our country has never been more important or urgent. Cultural competence has been looked toward as a potential strategy to improve quality and eliminate health disparities. Health disparities among our minorities can be partially alleviated by creating and maintaining a level of culturally competent healthcare that can at the very least overcome communication barriers that interfere with appropriate diagnosis, treatment and follow through by patients. A 20 question survey has been given to 75 healthcare workers. Results from this survey and cultural information applicable to the area will be presented to the staff members at the Hospice of Northeast Georgia in their effort to provide culturally appropriate end-of-life care.