The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California will present an April 6, 2021 webinar on Trust as a Key to Reducing Health Disparities, covering the historical roots of distrust in healthcare, particularly among racial and ethnic groups, unconscious bias, and tools that can improve trust. One CEU will be available for nurses and social workers. Find details and register at https://mailchi.mp/coalitionccc.org/no-one-should-die-alone-on-the-street-746653.
PFCCpartners will present a 26 February workshop on Leading in Times of Chaos: The Impact of Traumatic Stress on Individuals and the Culture of an Organization. Find more information and register at https://pfccpartners.com/workshops/.
MEI’s Home Dialysis Central blog has published a post on Combating Implicit Bias in Home Dialysis, summarizing research and tools on implicit bias, and how we might become more aware of our own implicit bias, which we all have. From the post:
“Our human tendency is to treat people outside of our own in-group(s) as ‘other,’ and therein lie our interpersonal and intergroup challenges. In the early days of humans, ‘others’ may well have been rivals for food or territory, but today many of us live close together in enormous population clusters. Some of our most urgent existential threats are only likely to be successfully addressed by collaboration, not competition. We need to learn new ways to work together, perhaps even to survive as a species. And, in healthcare particularly, we need to rid ourselves of biases that could harm patients.”
In one example from research, dialysis staff responded to cardiac arrest with CPR for 91% of white patients but only 85% of black patients and 77% of Asian patients. In another, home dialysis was offered more often to white patients than to others. Find the post at https://homedialysis.org/news-and-research/blog/399-combatting-implicit-bias-in-home-dialysis.
The supplement the September 16, 2020 NCC COVID-19 webinar on Living in a Multi-Generational Household, NCC has produced one-page tip sheets in English and Spanish on Staying Safe in Multigenerational Households (Cómo mantenerse seguro en un hogar mul generacional). Find more details and register for the webinar at https://esrdncc.org/en/events/2020/september-2020/covid09162020/?date=9/1/2020. Find the tip sheets below:
The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California will present a September 17, 2020 webinar on Understanding the African American Experience and its Impact on Serious Illness. The webinar will explore authenticity and its role in reducing health inequities for people of color experiencing a serious illness, and how to use empathy and compassion to create more favorable health outcomes for African Americans and others. One CEU is available for nurses and social workers. For full details and registration see below and https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-understanding-the-african-american-experience-and-its-impact-on-tickets-118647021435?mc_cid=ffca48bc3b&mc_eid=67e1ad4c31.
Patient & Family Centered Care Partners will present an August 28, 2020 workshop on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Workgroup: Setting the Table for Equity. Find details and register at https://pfccpartners.com/workshops/. PFCC Partners also has future workshops planned for September 25, October 23, and November 27.
CDC’s Emergency Partners Information Connection (EPIC) will hold an April 24, 2019 webinar on Cultural Competence in Preparedness Planning. When a disaster strikes a community, it often affects people of minority cultural backgrounds disproportionately. Cultural competency can help public health communicators reduce this disparity. Find more details and register for the webinar at https://emergency.cdc.gov/epic/learn/webinar_20190424.asp. See https://emergency.cdc.gov/epic/learn/index.asp for recordings of past EPIC webinars.
News about Coalition for Compassionate Care of California events:
- September 25, 2018*: Pediatric Webinar Series: Transitioning Adolescents into Adult Care webinar. For details and registration see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pediatric-webinar-series-transitioning-adolescents-into-adult-care-tickets-43993853801?mc_cid=9688cbc52e&mc_eid=67e1ad4c31.
- September 27, 2018*: End of Life Option Act: Learnings from California’s Experience webinar. For details and registration see https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1154324874371036930?mc_cid=9688cbc52e&mc_eid=67e1ad4c31.
- October 2, 2018: Compassion in Action, When East Meets West, Sacramento, Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care; free seminar, lunch provided. RSVP by September 26, 2018. See http://www.caccc-usa.org/?mc_cid=9688cbc52e&mc_eid=67e1ad4c31.
- October 18, 2018*: Pediatric Webinar Series: Deep in the Weeds, Medical Marijuana and Pediatric Palliative Care webinar, For details and registration see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pediatric-webinar-series-deep-in-the-weeds-medical-marijuana-and-pediatric-palliative-care-tickets-48706566652?mc_cid=9688cbc52e&mc_eid=67e1ad4c31.
- April 8-9, 2019: CCCC Annual Summit, San Francisco, for everyone who wants to learn more about palliative care, share innovative practices and be part of a growing movement to improve the care of seriously ill people of all ages. For details see http://ccccsummit.org/?mc_cid=9688cbc52e&mc_eid=67e1ad4c31.
* Check with CCCC about times for these webinars; their bulletin says PST, but the rest of California is on PDT, so it’s hard to say which they intend.
HealthInsight ESRD Network 18 will hold their 2018 Quality Conference July 16, 2018 in Los Angeles. Topics will include preserving renal function, emergency preparedness, cultural awareness and sensitivity, patient engagement and advocacy, the impact of dialysis, and CROWNWeb. Five CEs will be provided. Find details and register at http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/ or http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efdferr9f760399d&llr=gfuz7mxab.