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Cultural Sensitivity

Olaide Oluwole-Sangoseni, PT, PhD, DPT, MSc, GCS, Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

August 17, 2016

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What is cultural sensitivity?

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Cultural sensitivity means that you will not say something that is offensive to somebody who is from a different cultural or ethnic background from you. Cultural sensitivity means that you are not acting in a way that might be offensive to somebody from a different culture or ethnic background. You will not make some assumptions. Cultural sensitivity means that we the providers have to examine ourselves. We have to be reflective and determine what expressions do we need to remove from our vocabulary. For example, home healthcare providers, when we say, “Oh yeah, that’s Mr. Jones, he’s a frequent flier.” 


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Olaide Oluwole-Sangoseni, PT, PhD, DPT, MSc, GCS

Olaide Oluwole-Sangoseni PT, PhD, DPT, MSc, GCS is an assistant professor of physical therapy at Maryville University of St. Louis. She teaches professional issues and practice management courses in addition to core exercise science courses. She is a co-owner of a multispecialty clinical practice in the St Louis area. She has been a physical therapist for 25 years holding various clinical and management positions in various practice settings, including part-time home health for the last 20 years. Dr. Sangoseni is a regular presenter at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association and other national and international conferences on manual therapy, geriatrics, and evidence-based practice. She is an APTA credentialed clinical instructor. Her areas of interest include advocacy, manual therapy, evidence-based practice and research with a special focus on active aging issues.


kenneth l miller

Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

Dr. Ken Miller, PT, DPT, is a board-certified geriatric clinical specialist and advanced credentialed exercise expert for aging adults. Dr. Miller is an assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in the Division of Physical Therapy and serves as the founding director of the USC Geriatric Residency Program. His clinical focus is on best practices for use with the older adult population. Dr. Miller is the Director overseeing Practice for the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. He has spoken nationally and internationally on topics of gerontology, including pharmacology, primary prevention, frailty, outcome measures, best practices, and pain management for the older adult.  Dr. Miller has over 20 years of clinical expertise in risk mitigation and error prevention and is currently researching well-being, mental health, and burnout in physical therapists.  

 


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