Part 2 of 7 webinars in the CLINICIAN ORIENTATION TO MIGRATION HEALTH
DATE RECORDED: March 13, 2013
PRESENTED BY: Jennie McLaurin, MD, MPH, Specialist in Child and Migrant Health, Migrant Clinicians Network
Presentation Slides (PDF)
The need for cultural proficiency pertains to both individual clinicians and staff as well as to the health care organization as a whole. Cultural proficiency in practice requires that one be a continual learner. Cultural humility and a desire to better understand your patients are essential. Models for improvement suggest that we often make the greatest progress by taking a series of small steps and pausing frequently to assess if that step is a step in the right direction. In this module participants learn the impact of cultural proficiency on health care quality, how to recognize personal and organizational biases, and how to improve care delivery to those from migrant and immigrant settings.
SPONSORED BY: Migrant Clinicians Network
- Define culture and cultural proficiency.
- Identify biases in health care delivery based on cultural factors.
- Hypothesize how individual biases affect interpersonal interactions.
- Identify strategies for identifying and improving cultural issues in health care to migrants and immigrants.
Dr. Jennie McLaurin, MD, MPH
Dr. McLaurin, Specialist in Child and Migrant Health at Migrant Clinicians Network, has thirty years of experience in working with migrant farmworker populations, starting as an outreach worker in 1982. She is a pediatrician with a degree in maternal and child health, and has worked at the local, state, and national level on developing programs, policies, and publications for migration health, cultural proficiency, child health, and bioethics. Her past experience includes work as an outreach worker, clinician, medical director, faculty member and consultant. She has assisted MCN with a Centers for Disease Control sponsored initiative to improve immunization coverage to migrant families, served as a faculty member for the HRSA Health Disparity Collaboratives, and lectured widely on a number of clinical topics. She provides graduate education in the fields of bioethics and migration health to a number of university programs.
Jillian Hopewell, MPA, MA, Director of Education and Professional Development
(p) 530.345.4806 (e) jhopewell@@migrantclinician.org