4th Annual Dimensions of Diversity Conference: Invisible Barriers to Care

As our population becomes increasingly diverse, healthcare providers face new challenges and opportunities.

When Oct 19, 2012
from 07:30 AM to 04:10 PM
Where Friday Center
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919-843-1417
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Have you ever cared for a patient and wished that you understood more about their culture or ethnicity or were better able to communicate with them? This program, open to all health care team members, is provided by the UNC Health Care Nursing Professional Development, Practice and Research and UNC Hospitals Nursing Diversity Council and focuses on understanding the healthcare needs of various cultural groups.

Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. and the conference will begin at 8 a.m.

Topics will include:

Strategies for Providing Education to Non-English Speaking Patients

Cheryl A. Smith-Miller, PhD, RN – UNC Health Care

Delivering Care on the Neo-Diversity Frontier

Rupert Nacoste, PhD – NC State

LGBT Identities and Barriers to Health Care

Ivy Hooper, LCSW – Namaste Psychotherapy & Consulting

I Can See You…. Dealing with Blindness

James Benton – NC Dept. of Health & Human Services

Personality Disorders and the Language of Pain

Peter W. Mafly-Kipp, MDiv, LCSW – UNC Health Care

CAARE Inc. A Community’s Response to Barriers to Care

Sharon Elliott-Bynum, PhD, RN – CARRE Inc.


6.5 CNE contact hours will be provided for this activity.

Brochures will be mailed in August

UNC Health Care Nursing Professional Development, Practice and Research is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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