Disparities in healthcare are often driven by a doctor's lack of sensitivity to a patient's culture, values, socioeconomic status, race, or sexual or gender identity. That can lead to unnecessary suffering for patients. Sometimes, it can lead to death.
What can healthcare professionals do to improve their cultural competency and eliminate provider prejudices?
How can people in the medical field engage with community organizations to build culturally inclusive community-based care?
- Dr. Norma Martinez-Rogers, professor in the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio and founder of the Cultural Inclusion Institute
- Dr. Chiquita Collins, inaugural vice dean for inclusion and diversity and chief diversity officer of the Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio
- Dr. Peter Guarnero, assistant professor of nursing at UT Health San Antonio, faculty co-adviser to the LGBTQI student group and director of nursing at the PRIDE Community Clinic
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This interview aired on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.