Responding to Cultural Diversity in Clinical Practice: Revisiting Core Ethical Principles using a Patient-Centered Approach

Presenter: Joseph Carrese, M.D., MPH, FACP
Recorded: November 15, 2016
Series: Holzgang Open Forum

We live in an increasingly diverse society. Consequently, health care professionals can expect to encounter cultural differences in the course of everyday patient care. Studies show that if ignored or inadequately addressed, cultural differences can result in conflict, decreased patient satisfaction, misdiagnosis, poor adherence to medical advice, and/or sub-optimal patient outcomes.

This presentation will invite discussion about specific examples of encountering diversity in clinical practice that present challenges and concerns. An approach for responding to differences and diversity in clinical practice that is ethically sound and patient-centered will be presented and discussed.