Diversity in Healthcare For OT
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SKU: OL4986

Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education

Published: 2016

Member Price
Non-Member Price: $28.99

Product Overview

Jennifer Kaminsky  LCSW, MBA

Earn .3 AOTA CEU (3.75 NBCOT PDUs/3 contact hours)

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The changing demographics and economics of our growing multicultural world, and the long-standing disparities in the health status of people from culturally diverse backgrounds has challenged health care providers including OT's and OTAs as well as organizations to consider cultural diversity as a priority. Care is not a "one size fits all" approach, each client presents unique care giving needs, symptomology and background.  In addition, each client presents unique cultural needs that can profoundly impact health care decisions. Practitioners must consider: Are there certain types of interventions that are prohibited based on spiritual beliefs? Are there education barriers that might impede a patient's understanding of his/her health care needs? Are there any misunderstandings or myths based on cultural histories that might impact an individual's choice to seek health care?


·       Define and explore diversity, inclusion and cultural competency

·       Identify the components to the dimensions of diversity

·       Define the concept of unconscious bias

·       Define the concept of micro-inequities

·       Identify self-assessments of cultural competency

·       Identify health care disparities and barriers to specific diverse populations  

·       Describe strategies for health care professionals to overcome health care disparities and barriers


Course level:



Domain of OT:

Occupational Therapy Process, Professional Issues


Target Audience:

Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants