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Meeting ME: Caring for Our Community with Curiosity & Humility

April 26, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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We in healthcare work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing world. One of the reasons many of us joined a healthcare team or workplace is that we want to help people. And yet, some days, we become confused and frustrated with our interactions.

Please join us as Kathryn Norgang, Clinical Educator for Interprofessional Practice at UNE presents two  one-hour sessions to explore differences in culture and identity and consider how curiosity and connection can make the experience of interacting better for patients and healthcare staff. We will explore how our experience shapes personal perspective, cultural humility, bias, and health equity.

The purpose of this training is not to learn what to say to people but to consider why they approach situations in a particular way, and how we can respond to increase the chance that everyone feels respected and empowered. We plan to have some fun in the process.

April 20th Session 1 – Participants will be able to:

  • Describe social determinants and their impact on the health of individuals & communities.
  • Consider how identity informs perspective.
  • Explain bias and its impact on providing care.
  • Describe how cultural/identity differences can create discomfort and or misunderstanding in the health care setting.
  • Consider bias as a compounding factor.

April 26th Session 2 – Participants will be able to:

  • Describe equality vs. equity.
  • Consider equity in relation to cultural/identity differences and bias within health care.
  • Differentiate between cultural competence and cultural humility.
  • Identify ways to demonstrate curiosity and cultural humility within your work role and together as a health care team.

Target Audience: Multidisciplinary group of clinical and nonclinical support staff: CHW, MA, DA, PSR, front office staff, etc.

For more information, please contact Emily Ferry: eferry@mepca.org or (207) 707-4548.


Maine Primary Care Association