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Webinar for Healthcare Professionals: Culturosity — Cultural Awareness in End-of-Life Care

Reducing Readmissions | Continuing Education | VITAS Healthcare

Ever wonder why you react the way you do or see the world the way you do? Who you are is formed in large part by the culture in which you were raised. The goal of this webinar is to seek competence in cultural values and perspectives different from our own to ensure that as healthcare professionals we provide culturally appropriate interactions with patients and their families.

Earn one continuing education hour with this free webinar.

Attendees of this webinar will learn to:

  • Define awareness, sensitivity and competency
  • Define the importance of cultural awareness and sensitivity at the end of life
  • Describe four American cultures: African American; Haitian American; Asian American and four subcultures; Hispanic/Latino American
  • Describe the basic values, spiritual perspectives and end-of-life process of each of these American cultures

Thank you for attending this webinar that was held on August 11, 2016.

This course is approved for one continuing education credit hour for Registered Nurses and Social Workers as well as approval for Certified Case Managers. Attendance for the entire online webinar, as well as completion of a brief online survey, is required; certifications are made available after completion.
Featured VITAS expert:
Pamela Wright| VITAS Healthcare
Pamela Wright, BSW, MSW, LCSW
Senior Community Liaison
VITAS Healthcare

As a VITAS community liaison, Pamela Wright is responsible for end-of-life care education, development and outreach to underserved populations in the San Gabriel, CA, area. In addition to one-on-one conversations about goals of care with high-risk populations, Pam is a local and national guest lecturer for conferences, universities, ACOs and health plans. She speaks often about best practices in hospice and palliative care, advanced directives, POLST, and psychosocial management of pain and suffering in end-of-life care.

Pam has worked for VITAS since 1995. She received her master’s degree in social work from UCLA and is licensed in social work by California’s Board of Behavioral Sciences.