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DEI: You Don't Know Jack... Until You Understand His Culture: A Journey into Diversity Education

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Cultivating Unified Lives Through Understanding, Reflecting, and Educating, or CULTURE, is a student-driven organization established in spring 2019 by two University of Lynchburg DPT students. Optimal practice within physical therapy requires not only professional knowledge, but also empathy toward diverse patient populations. With additional diversity education and cultural encounters, PTs are more likely to provide and meet the health care needs of underrepresented populations. Creating a group similar to CULTURE in any health care setting supports APTA values and initiatives to improving cultural knowledge and understanding within health care. For academic programs, this group promotes recruitment and retention of minority students, enhances classroom discussions, challenges racial conflicts, and prepares all students, including nonminority students, to work more effectively with diverse patients. This presentation will give PTs and students strategies to develop similar groups, and to create opportunities for conversations that will help foster equitable care to underrepresented populations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Create active and experiential learning opportunities for entry-level DPT students that allow exposure to unique patient populations.
  2. Integrate self-awareness of implicit and explicit bias into professional interactions.
  3. Contrast culturally sensitive approaches to patient care interactions with insensitive approaches that may be prohibitive to establishing the therapeutic alliance.
  4. Choose culturally proficient approaches when working with underrepresented patient populations.

Samson Robinson


Lee Ann Eagler


Course Instructions

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