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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.


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

Dr. Kenneth L. Miller is a board-certified geriatric clinical specialist, advanced credentialed exercise expert for aging adults, and credentialed clinical instructor from the APTA. He has over 26 years of clinical experience with the older adult population.  Dr. Miller is an assistant professor at the University of North Texas Science Center with dual appointments in the Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health Professions and in the Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics in the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

His clinical focus is on best practices for use with the older adult population.  He has spoken nationally and internationally on topics of gerontology including primary prevention, fragility, outcome measures, and pharmacology. 

He serves on editorial boards related to geriatric care and physical therapy education including Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation where he was guest editor for a thematic issue dedicated to pharmacology and nutrition.  He also serves the physical therapy profession as director of practice for the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy and on several Academy Task Forces.  Most recently, he has helped to develop the best practice guidelines for the Academy that describe best practices for the care of older adults.  Dr. Miller is also a co-editor of the Ciccone's Pharmacology in Rehabilitation 5th edition textbook update.  

 


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