Speaker: Amparo Gonzalez, MPH, RN, CDE, FAADE
Culturally Relevant Diabetes Management in Latinos
Webinar Description: Multicultural societies exist worldwide, and culture can greatly impact the success of self-managed treatment plans. Diabetes management requires that people engage in multiple healthy behaviors that are shaped by an individual’s culture, and culturally appropriate diabetes care requires practitioners to have competencies in specific areas of cultural knowledge. Amparo Gonzalez, MPH, RN, CDE, FAADE presents on culturally relevant diabetes care for the Latino population.
How to Use a Medical Interpreter
More than 25 million people living in the US define their English proficiency as "less than very well"- Census data 2010
This population has decreased access to healthcare and has an increased risk of adverse effects.
The Civil Rights Act mandates that interpreter services be provided to patients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP).
Tips when using an interpreter
- clinician should address the patient directly
- the interpreter should sit next or slightly behind the patient
- statement should be short
- discussion limited to 3 major points
- the interpreter may serve as a cultural liaison
Phone interpretation or the use of bilingual staff members as an alternate when professional interpreter is not available.
A Physician’s Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care
Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters
Cross Cultural Health Care Program
How to Communicate Effectively Through Interpreters: A Guide for Leaders
National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters
National Council on Interpreting in Health Care
National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Telephone Interpreter Services (fee-based)
CyraCom Language Solutions: http://www.cyracom.com
Speaker: Mohamed Hassanein MB CHB, FRCP, FRCP, MPhil
Diabetes and Ramadan fasting; a challenge or an opportunity
Webinar Description: Considered one of the Five Pillars of Islam, Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar that is observed by Muslims as a time of fasting. Muslims with diabetes may be exempted from fasting during this period, but many choose to fast. Patients should be assessed beforehand, as dawn to dusk fasting could put them at risk for hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, and dehydration. How can care best be individualized to meet the needs of this patient during this critical period?