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Continuing Education: Cultural Competency—Skills and Knowledge for Improving Practice in Healthcare Settings

Wednesday, May 25
12 – 3 p.m.

Cultural competency skills are essential components of successful interventions with individuals, families, and communities across the life course. This class provides participants with knowledge and understanding of the revised National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Practice Standards and Guidelines for cultural competence in social work practice. It examines the challenges and complexities of culturally competent practice and promotes skills development for improving care in healthcare settings for patients and families throughout the illness trajectory. Effective and compassionate ways in which social workers are able to incorporate cultural preferences and concordance in practice approaches for patients with serious illness and at the end of life, and their families, will be discussed.

Continuing Education Hours Offered: 3

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This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.