Building Bridges:
End-of-Life Care Through a Cultural Lens

The Building Bridges workshop by the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is a unique opportunity for healthcare professionals to explore your own cultural biases and apply what you’ve learned toward your work with seriously-ill patients.

In this highly interactive workshop, learn about the “culture” of healthcare while you:

  • Investigate your own cultural biases and behaviors
  • Explore the role culture and ethnicity play at end of life
  • Role play how to have culturally sensitive discussions about palliative medicine and end-of-life care with patients and their families

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define cultural competency, cultural humility and cultural dignity in the context of health care
  • Compare and contrast the culture of healthcare and the culture of end-of-life care
  • Discuss prominent cultural features of your work environment and how these relate to end-of-life care
  • Critique your own cultural biases


  • Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-C
    Clinical Director of Consulting Services
    Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
  • Judy Thomas, JD
    CEO, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California


We will be offering this training again in 2016. Contact us to join the interest list for Building Bridges.

CCCC Members: $159
Non-Members: $199

CCCC Members: $199
Non-Members: $249

Includes 5 CEUs for nurses, social workers, chaplains, and nursing home administrators.