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Nursing homes are increasingly becoming more racially/ethnically diverse, making the need for culturally sensitive care (CSC) and increasing the diversity of nursing home staff even greater. Yet, there is little understanding onto what CSC consists of. This study examines a case study involving Hmong nursing home staff members at a high proportion minority nursing home to unpack what is CSC, the outcomes of CSC, and the emotional labor involved in CSC. The findings of this case study illuminate that additional research is needed and more institutional support is needed for these staff members.
- Allied Health Care Professionals
By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Understand conceptual work supporting culturally-sensitive care and its application to institutional long-term care
- Identify key care processes in place when nursing care is delivered by racially/ethnically diverse staff who match the cultural background of residents
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Program Director: Linda Meurer, MD
Presenters: Mai See Thao, PhD
Dr. Mai See Thao received her PhD in medical anthropology from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Thao’s research interests are on chronic disease, chronic disease management, and historical trauma in immigrant and refugee communities. She has extensive years of experience conducting community-based participatory research. Currently in her fellowship in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, she has built intentional relationships with the Hmong community and working on capacity building with Hmong community members to conduct participatory action research that intervenes in Hmong health disparities.
ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1 hour of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.