4215.0 Social Sciences in Health: Cultural Sensitivity in Clinical Settings/Encounters

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 12:30 PM
This session will describe various forms of interactive health communication used to transmit health information and provide guidance and support to culturally diverse patients with limited English proficiency about health issues, and the research designed to investigate their efficacy.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe educational approaches for health-focused language instruction with pharmacists and healthcare providers designed to enhance communication with patients having limited English proficiency. 2. Identify outcomes related to both the benefits, drawbacks, and cost-effectiveness of using interpreter services with diabetic patients, from the perspectives of patients, clinicians, administrators and clinical staff in a public hospital system. 3. Discuss the specific benefits of using tailored clinical approaches, educational programs, resources and services on the health outcomes of African American, Hispanic, and Vietnamese patients.

12:30 PM
Medication safety and limited English proficiency: A continuing education curriculum for practicing pharmacists
Jonathon Gass, MPH, Francesca Gany, MD, Priti Patel, PharmD, Emily Ambizas, PharmD, Nazem Hafez, MD and Linda Weiss, PhD
12:45 PM
1:00 PM
Assessing Perspectives on Interpreter Services: Identifying Measures to include in a Model for Assessing the Cost-effectiveness of Interpreter Services
Elisa Friedman, MS, Yoon Susan Choi, MA, Ryann Bresnahan, BA, Mursal Khaliif, MPH, Izabel Arocha, MEd, Jacquelyn M. Caglia, MPH, Jinna Halperin, MPH and Karen Hacker, MD, MPH
1:30 PM
Different perceptions of healthcare by two immigrant groups in a Massachusetts clinic for medically underserved patients
Victor Reyes, Susan Shaw, PhD, Cristina I. Huebner, MA, James Vivian, PhD, Julie Armin, MA, Ana Vargas, BA, Jeffrey Markham Jr., BA, Phuong Do and Chandy Elizabeth Leverance

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Organized by: Medical Care
Endorsed by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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