Building Bridges: Cultural Diversity and End-of-Life Care

November 3, 2014
9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Sierra Health Foundation
1321 Garden Highway
Sacramento, CA 95833

Early Registration
(deadline October 16)
CCCC Member Rate: $159 per person
Non-Member Rate: $199 per person

Late Registration
(after October 16)
CCCC Member Rate: $199 per person
Non-Member Rate: $239 per person

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ABOUT THE TRAINING
In this interactive workshop, you will have the opportunity to investigate your own cultural biases and behaviors, and learn more about the “culture” of health care, the role that culture and ethnicity play at end of life, and how to have culturally sensitive discussions about palliative and end-of-life care with patients and their families.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

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

SPEAKER
Theresa Drought, PhD, RN, Director of Medical Bioethics
Kaiser Woodland Hills Medical Center



Beginning the POLST Conversation with Chinese Americans

November 20 & 21, 2014
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
St. Francis Memorial Hospital
900 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

SFMH Staff: $129
Non-profits: $149
Others: $179

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ABOUT THE TRAINING
This workshop introduces healthcare providers to the California POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) form and how POLST fits into the continuum of advance care planning. In addition to learning about POLST, attendees will participate in interactive exercises to enhance their skills in facilitating meaningful conversations with patients and their families about goals of care and POLST, and completing the POLST form to reflect a patient’s treatment wishes. The second day of the training will focus on the Chinese American population in the Greater San Francisco area.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, medical Interpreters, and other staff from skilled nursing facilities, acute care hospitals, emergency medical services, home health and hospice.