Cultural Competence Focus of Physician Health and Wellness Conference

"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


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