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

Faculty:

  • 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

Interested?

Contact us to join the interest list for Building Bridges.