Latino Folk Medicine and Health Beliefs in Nursing Practice

February 22, 2013
9am to 12 Noon
WCU Programs at Biltmore Park, Asheville, NC

This workshop will help to build the knowledge and skills of registered nurses regarding traditional Latino folk medicine for effective and culturally competent communication with Latino clients.

Early registration for the workshop is $69.00 and includes a networking lunch. Pre-registration is required by February 15.

Learning Objectives:

• Recognize extent of existing knowledge of or exposure to topic
• Recognize effects of Latino population growth on health care delivery systems   
• Explain primary perceived causes of illness in Latino folk medicine.
• Recognize types of traditional healers used by Latinos.
• Describe folk illnesses that may be acute emergencies.
• Evaluate and apply cultural values that are critical in reaching Latinos with health messages.
• Describe acceptable and unacceptable practices for interacting with Latino clients in the clinical setting.
• Closing ritual

About your speaker:

Mr. Caudill originally trained as an RN and Mobil Intensive Care Nurse working in major trauma centers in Los Angeles & Washington DC. His career and interests expanded to include positions in public affairs and disaster response with national and international relief organizations such as the American Red Cross and Pan American Health Organization/WHO. Michael speaks Spanish and has travelled or worked in more than 46 countries.

Michael has a Master's degree in Intercultural Communication from American University’s School of International Service & a certificate in Traditional Latino Folk Medicine from the University of New Mexico. He teaches intercultural communication and crisis communications at Western Carolina University.

Continuing Education Credit

This event has 3.0 continuing nursing professional development units. To earn nursing professional development units, the attendee must attend the entire event and complete the evaluation. Please note you must read the disclosures before you register for the event.

Western Carolina University is an approved provider of nursing continuing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity provides 3 contact hours of nursing continuing education

Statement of Disclosure

a. Participants must attend the entire session in order to earn contact hour credit. Verification of participation will be noted by learner-signature on the roster.

b. Planners and presenters have declared that they have no financial relationships which would influence the planning of this activity. If any are discovered during the course of the activity, an announcement will be made to inform the learners.

c. No commercial support has influenced the planning of the educational objectives or the content of this activity. 

d. If there were any commercial support provided for this activity, it would be used for events that are not related to continuing education.

e. There is no endorsement of any product by the provider or NCNA associated with this activity.

f. It is expected that no presentation will relate to products governed by the Food and Drug Administration.  But, during the course of this activity, if there is discussion related to such products, FDA-approved and non-approved uses will be disclosed to participants.

g. The expiration date for awarding contact hours is at the end of the event.


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