On Culturally Competent End of Life Care
The innovative ACCESS Workshop provides comprehensive training on the interaction between diversity and issues of death and dying. Modules are designed to enhance the ability of care providers to offer end-of-life (EOL) services to people from different cultural and ethnic traditions.
Each workshop offers experiential learning and instructive training aimed at improving skills for providing palliative and EOL care to diverse populations. The full, copyrighted curriculum consists of the seven modules below, all taught from a multicultural perspective.
- Framework for multicultural EOL care
- Symptom management from a multicultural perspective
- Bioethics and multiculturalism at EOL
- Honoring spiritual diversity in EOL care
- Grief and bereavement in a multicultural setting
- Caring for healthcare providers
- Changing practices and policies to meet the needs of diverse clientele
Modules present the unique rituals, belief systems, customs, and traditions that different cultures attach to the experience of death and dying. These modules also enhance participants' ability to identify and name their own cultural perspectives, and how these perspectives may differ from those of the clients they serve. Further, participants discuss cultural and spiritual considerations and discover how to initiate processes that lead to cultural competency in end-of-life care.
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