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WEBINAR | Addressing Structural Vulnerabilities in Healthcare for Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers

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Addressing Structural Vulnerabilities

Addressing Structural Vulnerabilities
in Healthcare for Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers
Addressing Structural Vulnerabilitiesin Healthcare for Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers

August 27, 2018 @ 9am (PST) / 12pm (EST)

Presenters: Deliana Garcia, MA and Laszlo Madaras, MD, MPH

 

Description:  The notion of structural vulnerability addresses the challenges of caring for individual patients within the larger context of power hierarchies, institutional barriers and economic inequalities.

Rooted in the concept of social determinants of health, understanding structural vulnerabilities allows medical students and clinicians to more clearly and critically confront the social structures that make people sick. Migrant and seasonal agricultural workers operate within the cross-section of a number of structural vulnerabilities. In order to effectively meet the healthcare needs of migrant and seasonal agricultural workers, clinicians must be have an understanding of the overlapping social, economic and political challenges facing this population.

In this webinar we will examine the structural vulnerabilities of migrant and seasonal agricultural workers through the lens of immunization disparities, opioid misuse and pain management. The faculty will present a series of case studies to illustrate the real-world impact of structural vulnerabilities on this population. Faculty will also introduce practical tools and information about structural vulnerabilities which can be incorporated into medical education to meet key domains as outlined in the AAMC Competency-Based Learning and Assessment project.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify at least three of the key structural vulnerabilities confronting migrant and seasonal agricultural wrokers.
  • Participants will discuss the impact of structural vulnerabilities on disparities in immunizations and in pain management and opioid missuse.
  • Participants will explore practical solutions to address structural vulnerabilities in a clinical setting.
  • Participants will identify strategies to incorporate education on structural vulnerabilities into medical education.
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