EPEC™-O Self-Study: Cultural Considerations When Caring for African Americans

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Learning Objectives

After completing the supplemental activities, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify barriers to accessing hospice and palliative care encountered by African Americans with cancer, as well as ways to address and overcome these barriers.
  • Communicate with African American patients and families in a culturally-sensitive, patient-centered way, in order to facilitate addressing the care goals of the patient and family.

Target Audience

Interdisciplinary healthcare professionals caring for African American patients with cancer and their families.

Estimated Time to Complete the Supplemental Activity

The time to complete the activity and the associated self-assessments is approximately 1 hour for each plenary session and 1.5 hours for each module.

Curriculum

Cultural Considerations When Caring for African Americans

  • Plenary-AA : Cancer and the African American Experience

    The first plenary of the EPEC-O (Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Oncology) Self-Study: Cultural Considerations When Caring for African Americans explores the many factors that lead to inequalities in cancer care outcomes for African Americans.

  • Plenary 2-AA: Models of Comprehensive Care

    The second plenary of the EPEC-O (Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Oncology) Self-Study: Cultural Considerations When Caring for African Americans reviews the various models for integration of hospice and palliative care into traditional cancer care that have been shown to improve outcomes.

  • Module 7-AA: Communicating Effectively

    The seventh module of the EPEC-O (Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Oncology) Self-Study: Cultural Considerations When Caring for African Americans explores communication issues pertinent to African Americans with cancer and their health care providers, discusses strategies for culturally sensitive communication, and presents the SPIKES protocol, a practical framework for effective communication.

  • Module 13-AA: Advance Care Planning

    The thirteenth module of the EPEC-O (Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Oncology) Self-Study: Cultural Considerations When Caring for African Americans explores the attitudes and practices of African Americans related to completion of advance directives, and recommends effective strategies to improve decision-making in the setting of serious, life-threatening illness, in ways that augment patient autonomy and support patient-centered goal-setting and decision-making among African American patients and their families.

  • Module 16-AA: Spirituality

    The sixteenth module of the EPEC-O (Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Oncology) Self-Study: Cultural Considerations When Caring for African Americans explores the importance of spirituality in the lived experience of most African Americans, and how they utilize spirituality and religion to cope with serious stressors such as life-threatening illness.

  • Posted: June 26, 2013