Recorded January 1, 2017 - This is a 45-minute presentation
Working with People from Different Cultures & with Different Beliefs
Hospice staffs’ primary goal is to help people have the best possible end-of-life experience. One of the challenges is that all people are different. Some have many resources and others have few-to-none; some have families that come together to assist, while others have families that split apart. There are also patients and families from different cultures or who have different belief systems than team members. Yet everyone must receive the best we have to offer. To do this, we must ensure the care provided is culturally and religiously sensitive. This webinar will address the perspectives and skills needed to remain sensitive when serving people from other cultures and religions.
Values clarification exercise to gain insight into our thoughts and feelings about people with different cultures/beliefs
Cultural sensitivity – the many aspects of the human condition that all hospice workers want to understand
Several caution areas where we might unknowingly respond or act in ways others find hurtful or offensive
Specific ways to respond and/or intervene when people of different faiths or beliefs say things like: “Will you pray with me?”, “Where do you think I will go when I die?”, or “In my religion we believe that God wants me to have this pain to cleanse me of my sins. That’s why I do not take pain medications.”
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