Women in Leadership: Preparing for Leadership
Special Guests: Dean Meredith B. Rosenthal, Nancy Turnbull, & Nancy Kane
Wednesday, Dec 4th, 5-7pm
The Native American Health Organization (NAHO),
the Pediatric Interest Group
And the Medical Genetics Interest Group
“Sun kissed” Documentary
Date: Monday, December 9, 2013
Time: 6:00pm -7:30 pm
Where: TMEC 250
Dinner: Of course!
When a Navajo couple discovers their children have a disorder that makes exposure to sunlight fatal, they also learn their reservation is a hotbed for this rare genetic disease. Why? Sun Kissed follows Dorey and Yolanda Nez as they confront cultural taboos, tribal history and their own unconventional choices to learn the shocking truth: The consequences of the Navajos’ Long Walk — their forced relocation by the U.S. military in 1864 — are far from over.
On behalf of NAHO,
On behalf of the Pediatric Interest Group
Anna Jo Smith
On behalf of the Medical Genetics Interest Group
and Rachel Wallwork
DSC Web Seminar Series
in Partnership with the MGH Institute of Health Professions
Improving Quality & Safety for Diverse Populations:
An Innovative Interprofessional Curriculum
December 12, 2013
12:00-1:00 pm ET
Education for medical and nursing students on strategies to improve quality, address disparities, and achieve equity will be essential in a time of rapid healthcare system change. In an effort to provide the latest tools and guidance on these efforts, the Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and the MGH Institute of Health Professions are hosting a webinar,Improving Quality & Safety for Diverse Populations: An Innovative Interprofessional Curriculum on Thursday, December 12thfrom 12:00pm – 1:00 pm ET.
Patients with limited English proficiency are more likely to suffer adverse events than English-speaking patients, and these events tend to have more serious consequences. Health professions students do not typically receive training on the principles of patient safety and the prevention of medical errors, and there exist few, if any, curricula that focus on safety for the growing number of patients with LEP in the U.S. This webinar will highlight the development and implementation of an innovative, interprofessional curriculum for medical and nursing students designed to:
- Educate health professions students on working effectively with interpreters and other care team members to improve quality and safety for patients with LEP
- Promote transformation of the healthcare system toward prioritizing the needs of culturally diverse patients with LEP
- Contribute to the field of interprofessional education and team-based care
Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, MPH – Director, The Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital
Alexander R. Green, MD, MPH – Associate Director, The Disparities Solutions Center at MGH
Gail B. Gall, PhD, APRN, BC – Clinical Assistant Professor, MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing
Pre-registration is required. If interested, please register here.
This web seminar is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.mghdisparitiessolutions.org.