Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy cordially invites pharmacists to attend a CE event titled “Enhancing Communication of Healthcare Disparities in Diverse Communities,” to be held October 19, 2011 at the Peterson Room of the Wong Kerlee convention center here on campus.
The CE event will focus on how the diversity of patient populations presents challenges to pharmacists in terms of patient-pharmacist communication.
Health literacy and cultural competency challenges must be met by the pharmacist in terms of compassion and empathy, with strategies for successful communication. The speakers will present information about the culture of patients with respect to race, gender, sexual orientation, health literacy, and abilities. The speakers will also engage the audience in active discussion regarding employing strategies for maximizing communication with patients.
This program will be designated by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) for Continuing Education (CE) credit. A total of 2.0 contact hours will be awarded to all attendees who sign the attendance log and complete the information form.
Please RSVP to Ms. Debbie King by Monday, October 3, 2011 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or (909) 558-7238.
About the speakers:
Linda Davis, PharmD, MA, TTS is an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences for LLUSP, received a master of arts degree in biomedical and clinical ethics, is a tobacco dependence treatment specialist and has practiced pharmacy in the inpatient, ambulatory care and community pharmacy settings. Dr. Davis' teaching interests include professional communication skills, motivational interviewing, cultural competency, tobacco dependence treatment and bioethics. Her current research focus is on tobacco dependence treatment outcomes within Loma Linda University Health Services.
Elvin Hernandez, DrPh, MPH, MCHES, is associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences for LLUSP. Dr. Hernandez’s research interests include outcomes research in diverse populations and reducing health disparities by way of examining health communication between minority patients and their providers. Dr. Hernandez has received grant funding to investigate these issues from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education, New Investigator Program (NIP) Award for the project titled “The role of patient-pharmacist communication regarding health disparities: Attitudes and perceptions of minority patients in clinical settings."