191439 World as Classroom: Preparing Healthcare Workers to Care for Hispanic Populations (Part I)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 2:30 PM

Mary Lou Bond, PhD, RN, FAAN, A , Co-Director, Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health, Samuel T. Hughes, Professor in Nursing-Assn't Director for Nursing Research, Arlington, TX
This presentation will highlight historical landmarks and challenges leading to initiatives to prepare healthcare workers to deliver culturally sensitive and culturally competent care to diverse populations. A ‘call to action' from Hispanic nursing students in one setting (The University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing) and the resultant programs to assist healthcare workers will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the session the learner will be able to: List major events and trends in U.S. history which contributed to the recognition of the need for cultural education in the preparation of healthcare workers. Differentiate between European and Hispanic migration patterns in the U.S. Explain approaches to teaching and learning cultural differences which have an impact upon the delivery of health care.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Dr. Bond holds a BSN from Texas Christian University, a MN from the University of Pittsburgh and a PhD in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin. She also received a certificate in nurse-midwifery from the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. She has been an educator and educational administrator for forty years holding positions as faculty, Associate and Interim Dean. For the past twenty years she has developed and led cultural immersion experiences in Mexico for students and health professionals. She has published extensively in the areas of culture, preparation of culturally sensitive health workers and health behaviors of Hispanic origin persons. She is currently the Co-Director of the Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.