Tag Archive for ‘cultural competence’
Lori Arviso Alvord, MD: The First Navajo Nation Tribal Member to Be Board Certified in General Surgery
Dr. Alvord is an author, mentor, general surgeon, and the first member of the Navajo Nation to be board certified in general surgery.
In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt presents an overview of the College’s past experience with matters of race and outlines steps the organization is taking to create a more diverse and inclusive membership.
Editor’s note: Following is the report from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Task Force on Racial Issues. In his Presidential Address, J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, MCCM, Chair of the task force and ACS President, summarizes the process the workgroup used to develop its recommendations, which included weekly Zoom meetings in June−September 2020. The […]
The ACS Committee on Diversity has released new resources to support surgeons with challenges related to diversity and cultural competency.
The authors describe a training program aimed at improving cultural competency among surgery residents in Italy, as well as current and future barriers facing the rotation
The importance of cultural competence in medicine has gained recognition in academic forums and literature over the past five decades. These discussions were born of the realities that face health care today as a necessary response to the increasingly diverse U.S. population, coupled with emerging evidence of health care disparities and the initiatives that seek […]