Understanding Cross-Cultural Encounters, Including Beliefs, Bias, and Barriers to Optimal Health Care
Understanding Cross-Cultural Encounters, Including Beliefs, Bias, and Barriers to Optimal Health Care presented by Sharmila Ghosh was recorded on October 29, 2020. This course was designed to develop awareness, knowledge and skill-building when interacting with multicultural employees or clientele. It focuses on learning how culture influences behavior, understanding social structure and decision-making process within various ethnic groups, and learning effective strategies for dealing with different values, beliefs, traditions, and practices involved in cross-cultural communications.
This activity is designed for health care leaders, physicians, residents, other health care professionals and students in all health care professions.
- Review how cultural beliefs may contribute to communication breakdowns.
- Plan how to effectively communicate care plans based on a patient’s culture, beliefs and needs.
- Recognize various subcultures and employ best practices to approaching conversations
- Address implicit and unconscious bias’ to decrease barriers to patient populations.
Ms. Ghosh has been an independent Cultural Competency Trainer & Consultant since 2003. As a facilitator and trainer, she brings extensive experience in training managers, engineers, physicians, and police officers in cultural competency and cross-cultural communication issues. She has in-depth knowledge in training and development, as well as profound understanding of a wide variety of cultural perspectives. She is highly experienced in coaching both groups and individuals in appreciating diversity, building and maintaining cohesive multicultural work teams. She provides practical tools that create impactful cross-cultural communications. Ms. Ghosh was nominated “Women of the Year, 2005,” by Indus Women Leaders!
Accreditation and Credit Information
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.
MOC Approval Statement
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, this activity has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:
Allergy and Immunology
Medical Genetics and Genomics
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Psychiatry and Neurology
National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA)
Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.
Exam/Assessment: A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
- 1.25 MOC II
- 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
This course is offered through Massachusetts Medical Society.
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