Cultural Competency for Community Management of Special Needs Patients in Disaster
Disaster imposes adverse consequences upon a community and its people. Disasters can injure the physical infrastructure and disrupt social integration and the capability to provide basic elements of the population’s fundamental needs.
Additional and exceptional vulnerabilities may be revealed by crisis, especially among community members with special needs. These include members of sub-populations who have not yet been entirely integrated into community life and plans or whose lifestyle and customs place them at additional peril.
Acquiring awareness, skills and proficiency in cultural competency has become a critical element in enabling people, governments and institutions to deal with crises in a world with less homogeneity but greater diversity. The talents and insight of cultural competency can transform vulnerabilities in societal self-awareness and coordination into strengths of capability for planning and intervention.
Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students
- Describe current risks and consequences in community disaster management in the context of the need for more expansive and competent provider and governmental skills in engaging all population components
- Identify and analyze current shortfalls in Hispanic and Vietnamese community preventive medicine practice, primary care and public health interventions with specific recommendations for improved doctrine and practice
- Explain existing and evolving challenges in disaster planning and preparation facing modern multi ethnic communities
Joseph Contiguglia, MD, MPH & TM, MBA
- 4.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 4.00 hour(s) of credit for completing Cultural Competency for Community Management of Special Needs Patients in Disaster
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