Seminar and Case Presentation_August 201210-Aug-2012
Cultural competence education: improving health outcomes?
A Seminar with Lidia Horvat, Senior Policy Officer, Quality, Safety and Patient Experience Branch Department of Health, Victoria
Cultural competence education interventions are numerous and diverse in foci, but while there is evidence that they can improve the knowledge, skills and attitudes of health professionals, there is a paucity of evidence to show their effectiveness in improving patient health outcomes. The proliferation of cultural competence education and training options is accompanied by: a lack of uniformity in specifying the requisite knowledge and skills, and teaching and learning approaches; and an absence of standards or consistent measures for implementation, assessment and evaluation.
This seminar will outline a current research initiative focusing precisely on this evidence gap.
Cultural competence education for health professionals is a Cochrane Systematic Review to assess the effects of cultural competence education interventions for health professionals on patient-related outcomes.
Biography: Lidia Horvat has worked as a policy officer, researcher, educator and consultant. She has over twenty years experience in working with a broad range of health, education and human services organisations, and culturally and linguistically diverse communities, on issues of cultural responsiveness in service delivery. In particular she has focused on systemic approaches to access, equity and quality in health and education. As a Senior Policy Officer in the Department of Health, Victoria, Lidia has managed the development and implementation of the Cultural responsiveness framework: Guidelines for Victorian health services, which set new standards and measures to guide culturally responsive health care delivery. Current initiatives include policy development in health literacy and information and a culturally competent healthcare education framework for application in the Victorian health services context.
Venue: VTPU Seminar Room, Level 2, Bolte Wing
St Vincent's Hospital,14 Nicholson St, Fitzroy
Date: Wednesday 18th July 2012
Time: Seminar - 3.00-4.00 pm; Transcultural Case Presentation - 4.15- 5.15 pm.
Cost: seminar and case presentation are free of charge.
Light refreshments will be provided following the seminar.
The seminar will be followed by a transcultural case study presented by a Psychiatric Registrar from St Vincent's Hospital