Polly Mazanec PhD, ACNP-C, AOCN, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN
Project Director for ELNEC Undergraduate and ELNEC Graduate Nursing Education and Research Associate Professor at Case Western, ELNEC
Providing Culturally Sensitive Care to Immigrants With Serious Illness
About This Webinar
Immigrants face cultural and logistical challenges when suffering from serious illness or at the end of life. Health care professionals and health care systems need to be prepared to address their unique cultural needs, including language differences, health literacy deficiencies, insurance barriers, and limited financial and social resources. This webinars discusses the challenges of authorized and unauthorized immigrants and offers strategies for providing culturally sensitive care.
Watch this webinar to learn:
- The importance of offering access to palliative care services to immigrants living with serious illness in the U.S.
- The multi-faceted challenges both authorized and unauthorized immigrants face when living with serious illness or at end of life in the U.S.
- At least three culturally appropriate strategies for honoring the care preferences of seriously ill immigrants.