Cultural Competence in Healthcare WorkshopWeill Cornell Medicine - Qatar

Workshop Schedule

Time Speaker Session Title Objectives
12:00pm - 12:30pm - Sign in and collection of material
12:30pm - 12:50pm Maha Elnashar Introduction and Pre-questionnaire
  • To introduce the workshop materials, and complete the pre-questionnaire as an evaluation tool
12:50pm – 02:15pm Maha Elnashar & Huda Abdelrahim Diversity and Cultural Competence in Healthcare
  • Value the impact of diversity in healthcare particularly in Qatar.
  • Define, in contemporary terms, race, ethnicity, culture, cultural competence, and cultural humility.
  • Identify the cultural competence continuum and differentiate between cultural competence and cultural humility.
  • Differentiate between cultural competence and patient-centered care.
  • Describe how culture influences both patients and provider’s interactions and expectations.
  • Recognize the effect of bias and stereotyping on healthcare quality and describe strategies to reduce them.
02:15pm - 02:30pm Coffee break
02:30pm - 03:45pm Maha Elnashar & Huda Abdelrahim Know Your Patient’s Perspective
  • Explore traditional/complementary models of common health systems.
  • Identify how traditional beliefs and family dynamics can affect healthcare decisions.
  • Reflect on the impact of health/illness beliefs and cultural perceptions of some diseases on health outcomes.
  • Explore some views of Islamic scholars on vital health issues (optional).
  • Promote basic cross communication attitudes (Respect, Curiosity, Empathy).
03:45pm - 04:00pm Maha Elnashar & Huda Abdelrahim Post questionnaire and conclusion
  • To conclude the workshop and complete the post questionnaire
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