4290.0 Social Sciences in Health: Cultural Sensitivity in Clinical Settings/Encounters

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 2:30 PM
The four conclusions of this session are as follows: 1.Experiencing racial and ethnic discrimination at work is strongly linked to high unplanned job turnover across a diverse sample of practicing physicians in the United States 2.MDs, similar to others in society, with the exception of African American MDs, hold strong implicit pro-White attitudes 3.Perceived bias, discrimination, and mistrust may negatively influence how both patients and physicians engage in shared decision-making, and exacerbate existing racial disparities in the quality of patient/provider communication 4.Disclosure of CAM use can be improved through consistent provider relationships, better patient-physician communication, and quality of healthcare across racial/ethnic groups
Session Objectives: There are four objectives for this session. To: 1.Describe the prevalence of racial and ethnic discrimination experienced by practicing physicians 2.Measure physicians' attitudes about race by gender and race/ethnicity 3.Define shared decision-making (SDM) and describe racial disparities in SDM between African-Americans and whites 4.Describe factors that affect differences in disclosure of CAM use to medical providers

2:45 PM
Comparing physician implicit and explicit attitudes about race by gender, race and ethnicity
Janice A. Sabin, PhD, MSW, Brian Nosek, PhD, Anthony Greenwald, PhD and Frederick Rivara, MD MPH
3:00 PM
Race and shared decision-making: Perspectives of African-American patients with diabetes
Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH, Angela Odoms-Young, PhD, Michael T. Quinn, PhD, Rita Gorawara-Bhat, PhD, Shannon C. Wilson, BA and Marshall H. Chin, MD, MPH

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Organized by: Medical Care
Endorsed by: Caucus on Public Health and the Faith Community, Socialist Caucus

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