Embracing Cultural Humility in Palliative Care
Our own cultural identities and belief systems impact how we interact and engage with the patients and families we serve. Using personal and professional experiences, this session will explore how cultural identity impacts decision-making when living with serious illness– no matter the prognosis.
In this interactive webinar, participants will be asked to acknowledge that we all have biases that come into play, in all aspects of our personal and professional lives. Participants will be asked to examine these biases through the lens of two clinical palliative care cases—one adult and the other pediatric.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Examine how our own personal cultural identities intersect with those of the patients and families we serve
2. Understand how the medical model “culture” can impact how a patient and family make medical decisions at the end-of-life
3. Describe how cultural identity impacts decision making
4. Explore the importance of understanding and respecting culture