Proposal Title

Bridging the Gaps: Simulated Learning and Cultural Competency for the Future

Proposal Abstract

The census bureau predicts more than half of America's national population in 2042 will be of ethnic minority. Giving that the landscape of the nation is changing; dietetics’ cultural competence has to continue to grow to fit nation’s population’s needs. The session will explore how simulated learning successfully promotes cultural competence and diversity awareness. Attendees will be challenged to assess diverse clients and leave the session with the resource tools to implement effective simulated cultural competence learning. Research supports, cultural insight of a patient's eating and lifestyle choices strength the practitioner and patient relationship thus increasing patient's compliance.

This session will utilize the three teaching models: Knowledge-based, Attitude-based and Skill-building. The knowledge-based would be knowledge ability of a person’s cultural and race. The Attitude-based refers to improving ones understanding of varied beliefs or values of a person’s culture or race. Skill-building refers to having a specific skill set on how to communicate and create a welcoming environment for the person. The learning objectives are: (1) recall the three teaching models relevant to the provision of cultural competence training and education: Knowledge-based, Attitude-based and Skill-building. (2) Explain how simulated education is valuable to the enrichment of cultural competence and diversity awareness in student and client learning.

Location

Room 1002

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 26th, 10:00 AM Mar 26th, 10:45 AM

Bridging the Gaps: Simulated Learning and Cultural Competency for the Future

Room 1002

The census bureau predicts more than half of America's national population in 2042 will be of ethnic minority. Giving that the landscape of the nation is changing; dietetics’ cultural competence has to continue to grow to fit nation’s population’s needs. The session will explore how simulated learning successfully promotes cultural competence and diversity awareness. Attendees will be challenged to assess diverse clients and leave the session with the resource tools to implement effective simulated cultural competence learning. Research supports, cultural insight of a patient's eating and lifestyle choices strength the practitioner and patient relationship thus increasing patient's compliance.

This session will utilize the three teaching models: Knowledge-based, Attitude-based and Skill-building. The knowledge-based would be knowledge ability of a person’s cultural and race. The Attitude-based refers to improving ones understanding of varied beliefs or values of a person’s culture or race. Skill-building refers to having a specific skill set on how to communicate and create a welcoming environment for the person. The learning objectives are: (1) recall the three teaching models relevant to the provision of cultural competence training and education: Knowledge-based, Attitude-based and Skill-building. (2) Explain how simulated education is valuable to the enrichment of cultural competence and diversity awareness in student and client learning.