Cultural Considerations And Applications To Health Care

Saturday, October 3, 2015
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI 02912

Disparities continue to exist across mental health and health outcomes for individuals who identify from under-represented and diverse backgrounds. Given the growing diversity of the population in the US, support and guidance on how to deliver care in a culturally appropriate manner could be of benefit to health care providers. Integrating the needs, characteristics, strengths, experiences and beliefs of patients in the healthcare that we deliver will assist in ensuring the highest quality of the care, and may ultimately contribute to optimal health and mental health outcomes for our patients. Health care providers from multiple disciplines who work with our diverse demographic in Rhode Island, are encouraged to take part in this conference.

Leading experts in the field of mental health and heath care will address the importance of cultural competence in health care settings, methods and approaches to achieve increased cultural confidence, and effective skills and strategies to consider when working with specific culturally diverse populations. An interactive format of presentations, workshops and panel discussions will be used to achieve these objectives.

Specifically, participants who attend this conference will have the opportunity to learn more about: 1) the importance of considering and integrating culture during the provision of care to culturally diverse patients, 2) their own cultural identities and how they influence provision of care, 3) important considerations when working with specific populations, 4) awareness and potential impact of one’s implicit assumptions during the provision of care, and 4) how to apply principles involving awareness of cultural identities during the provision of care through specific workshop-based activities.

Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and psychologists who practice primary care or any other healthcare provider interested in addressing cultural competence in the health care setting.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
• Increase their knowledge on the importance of acknowledging culture with respect to providing care to cultural diverse patients
• Learn more about their own cultural identities and how they influence provision of care
• Apply principles involving awareness of cultural identities during the provision of care to specific workshop-based activities

Registration Information - Register online
Conference registration fee includes: breakfast, breaks, lunch, and on-site parking.

Registration Fees
$60.00 All Health Care Professionals
$25.00 Fellows, Residents, and Trainees

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations/substitutions must be made in writing to the Brown CME Office at least two weeks priorto the conference, no later than Sept. 11th. A $25.00 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds. (No refunds for “no shows”). There will be no additional charge for substitutions. This conference is subject to change or cancellation.

CME Accreditation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. The Warren Alpert Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of BrownUniversity designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of theirparticipation in the activity.

Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for up to 6.75 hours.

Psychologists: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University has been approved by the Rhode Island Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for Psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 6.75 Category 1 CE Credit. (Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only).

Social Workers: This activity has been approved by the NASW, Rhode Island for 6.5 CEs, Authorization #:RI-6126, valid until 4/30/17.