Improving cultural competency among anesthesiology residents via virtual interactions with Hispanic standardized patients

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/936
Title:
Improving cultural competency among anesthesiology residents via virtual interactions with Hispanic standardized patients
Authors:
Arthur, Mary E.; Albritton, Josephine; Florentino-Pineda, Ivan; Odo, Nadine; Head, C. Alvin; Palladino, Christie
Abstract:
Hispanics/Latinos comprise about 15% of the US population and are the fastest growing minority in America. In Georgia, however, Hispanics represent only about 3% of the population, and health professionals training in the state may have few opportunities to interact with Hispanic patients. Language and cultural barriers, lack of health insurance, and so on, can lead to health disparities. Improved cultural competence among health care professionals can help to reverse such disparities. As such, the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University (MCG) has made it a priority to improve the cultural competency of its allied health, dental, medical and nursing students through its Quality Enhancement Plan. Similarly, the anesthesiology department is planning a project in which residents will interview the standardized patient remotely via Skype and webcams, in a manner similar to the telemedicine model, then receive immediate feedback from the SP and faculty member.
Publisher:
Association of American Medical Colleges
Issue Date:
Nov-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/936
Language:
en_US
Series/Report no.:
AAMC;2010-M01
Appears in Collections:
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine: Faculty Research and Presentaions

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorArthur, Mary E.-
dc.contributor.authorAlbritton, Josephine-
dc.contributor.authorFlorentino-Pineda, Ivan-
dc.contributor.authorOdo, Nadine-
dc.contributor.authorHead, C. Alvin-
dc.contributor.authorPalladino, Christie-
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-18T18:37:10Z-
dc.date.available2013-02-18T18:37:10Z-
dc.date.issued2010-11-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/936-
dc.description.abstractHispanics/Latinos comprise about 15% of the US population and are the fastest growing minority in America. In Georgia, however, Hispanics represent only about 3% of the population, and health professionals training in the state may have few opportunities to interact with Hispanic patients. Language and cultural barriers, lack of health insurance, and so on, can lead to health disparities. Improved cultural competence among health care professionals can help to reverse such disparities. As such, the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University (MCG) has made it a priority to improve the cultural competency of its allied health, dental, medical and nursing students through its Quality Enhancement Plan. Similarly, the anesthesiology department is planning a project in which residents will interview the standardized patient remotely via Skype and webcams, in a manner similar to the telemedicine model, then receive immediate feedback from the SP and faculty member.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAssociation of American Medical Collegesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAAMC;2010-M01-
dc.subjectCultural competencyen_US
dc.subjectStandardized patienten_US
dc.titleImproving cultural competency among anesthesiology residents via virtual interactions with Hispanic standardized patientsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameDepartment of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicineen_US
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