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Thursday, March 1, 2001

Program on diversity and cultural competence today

In a society where cultural diversity is increasing, it's not enough to look at your patient as a dislocated shoulder or a torn anterior cruciate ligament. You have to look at the whole person and be aware of their cultural background.

Without that cultural competence you may not be able to relate to that patient, you may find you your cannot effectively attract some of the population in your community.

Diversity and Cultural Competence in Orthopaedic Practice, a symposium Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., will examine how diversity will impact office practice management, patient-physician communication, patient compliance and satisfaction. Speakers will provide practice advice on communicating with and caring for patients from cultures such as African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans and women.

David Satcher, MD, PhD, U.S. Surgeon General, has been invited to participate in the symposium.

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