TOPMEd Cultural Awareness Workshop
Promoting Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Awareness
The Cultural Awareness Workshop is an annual half-day conference organized and sponsored by the Department of Family Medicine.
2014: Accessible Healthcare – Caring for Patients with Differing Abilities
The thirteenth annual Cultural Awareness Workshop was a half-day symposium designed to introduce health care students and professionals to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to provide competent, comprehensive, and sensitive care to individuals with differing abilities.
At the end of this conference, participants were able to:
- Define disability—congenital and acquired, visible and hidden
- Appreciate individuals’ perspectives on their differing abilities and how they affect their life and goals.
- Recognize caregiver bias and learn how to mitigate its effect.
- Identify patient’s level of function and barriers to healthcare access
- Define micro-aggression and learn how to avoid it with person-first language and patient-centered care
Conference Speakers and Faculty
Patricia Prelock, Ph.D., is Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders, and Professor of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.
Moderator: Alicia Jacobs, M.D., is Vice Chair of Clinical Operations and Associate Professor of Family Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, and Medical Director of Colchester Family Practice.
Karen Burke, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine, former residency director, and family physician at Milton Family Practice. Dr. Burke is co-director of the Cultural Awareness Workshop
Martha Seagrave PA-C is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Director of the Family Medicine Medical Student Education Program. She is the principal investigator for the TOPMEd HRSA Training Grant. Ms. Seagrave is co-director of the Cultural Awareness Workshop.
This workshop is possible thanks to support from:
University of Vermont College of Medicine:
UVM College of Nursing and Health Science
TOPMEd HRSA Training Grant
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