"Cultural Competence: Putting Patients First" will be the theme of the Physician Health and Wellness (PHW) Training Session and 21st Annual Retreat held Feb. 14-15 at the Inn on Barons Creek in Fredericksburg. Presented by the TMA Committee on PHW, the conference has been accredited for a maximum of 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 7.5 of which are designated as ethics and/or professional responsibility education.
Those who will benefit from the seminar are physicians of all specialties; members and potential new members on the regional education teams of the PHW Committee; members and consultants of state and county medical society PHW committees; district coordinators; hospital chiefs of staff, medical staff coordinators, and members of hospital-based peer assistance committees; and others interested in learning more about the issues.
Presentations during the conference will include Prescription Access in Texas; Cultural Competence; How to Engage Your Audience in an Effective Presentation; Beyond PowerPoint: Other Technologies on the Horizon; Copyright Laws: What Physicians Need to Know; Ethics of Cultural Conflicts in Medicine; Folk Medicine; Complementary and Alternative Medicines; How to Improve Communication Skills in Cross-Cultural Populations; and Sexuality, Gender Variance, and Cultural Competence.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Evaluate how using the Prescription Access in Texas program improves patient health and well-being and helps avoid discipline by the Texas Medical Board for prescribing controlled substances to patients with substance abuse issues;
- Define cultural competence in patient-centered care;
- Distinguish the broad view of cultural competence from a focus on individual differences;
- Assess the ethics of balancing nondiscrimination and respect for specific cultural values;
- Analyze cross-cultural similarities;
- Recognize the ethical dilemmas associated with cultural competence;
- Use tools presented to improve patient outcomes through cultural competence;
- Practice skills that will engage an audience in an effective presentation;
- Compare the technologies that may be used, an addition to PowerPoint;
- Summarize copyright laws that pertain to physicians who serve on TMA boards, councils, and committees;
- Determine the ethical implications of cultural conflicts in medicine;
- Assess the role and ethics of folk medicine in patient care;
- Examine complementary and alternative medicines that patients may request;
- Translate skills learned to improve communication skills with diverse patient populations; and
- Determine the implications of patients' sex and culture in clinical practice and how they affect patient outcomes.
Review the conference brochure and register online. To request a brochure or for additional information, contact Linda Kuhn by telephone at (800) 880-1300, ext. 1342, or (512) 370-1342, or by email.
Action, Jan. 3, 2014