Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) March 25, 2006
Cook Ross, one of the country's leading diversity training and consulting companies, is offering monthly web seminars on cultural competency in healthcare. A free seminar, "Making the Case for Cultural Competency," is held the first Wednesday of each month, with the next event April 5. A paid seminar, "The Clinical Case for Cultural Competency," with 0.1 CEUs, certified by the International Accreditation for Continuing Education Training, will be offered the fourth Wednesday of each month, beginning March 29. The seminars will be held from 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Culturally appropriate health services are essential ingredients in overcoming health disparities due to cultural, racial or ethnic differences. The seminars provide a framework to help healthcare practitioners deliver culturally sensitive care to patients of different cultures. Topics include the introduction to cultural, historical, and demographic factors that impact health status and response to illness and treatment.
The audience is intended for healthcare professionals, including physicians, advanced practice nurses, nurses, administrators and staff who provide care to culturally diverse patients.
Faculty members include Howard Ross, President, and Tara Nelson, RN, Vice-President, Research & Development, both of Cook Ross, Inc.
The cost of the paid seminar is $35. For more information or to register, please visit http://www.cookross.com/events.asp.
About Cook Ross
Cook Ross is one of the country's leading organizational change and diversity consultancies, based in Silver Spring, Md. For nearly 20 years, the company has provided cultural competency solutions through its training, consulting products and services.
Cook Ross has developed The Diversity ToolKit for diversity and cultural competency training in all business settings. It also has created an on-line cultural competency tool for healthcare, CultureVision. In helping organizations develop cultural competence, the company empowers employees with a set of new skills, enabling them to more effectively relate to customers and each other.
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