School of Nursing presents Cultural Sensitivity: Working More Effectively With Latino Patients

Empathy can sometimes transcend language barriers. But genuine cultural understanding is an acquired skill.

Across the country, many communities have seen growth in the Latino population. Here in Baltimore, that number is more than 20,000 individuals. This is why Johns Hopkins School of Nursing wants to prepare and educate health care professionals across the country who are faced with both language and cultural barriers in their daily practice. And knowing how to negotiate health care decisions can turn negative patient experiences into positive ones.

Learning a new language takes time, but a newly acquired cultural sensitivity is available through a half-day workshop, Cultural Sensitivity: Working More Effectively with Latino Patients. Acquire the cultural understanding that brings success in communications with Latino patients and their families. Any clinical provider is eligible to attend and will have immediate applicable cultural knowledge and skills to engage with Latino patients.

This workshop helps clinical care providers and staff connect with Latino patients in new and meaningful ways, building skills through experiential activities, interactive lectures, and group discussions. You will also acknowledge and identify basic cultural influences when talking to or treating patients, and when communicating with family members. The workshop is delivered in English, but you may learn un poco of Spanish along the way!

The workshop is scheduled for 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 15 and costs $45. Register online.