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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.” 


olaide oluwole sangoseni

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. Kenneth L. Miller is a physical therapist and educator with more than 20 years of experience working with older adults in the home and inpatient rehab settings, as well as more than 7 years in adjunct faculty roles for Touro College and the University of St. Augustine. He is a board certified geriatric clinical specialist, certified exercise expert for aging adults and certified clinical instructor. Dr Miller is a clinical educator at Catholic Home Care in New York and active in the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy and Home Health Section of the APTA. He chairs the APTA's Home Health Section Practice Committee and is a member of the editorial boards of Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, GeriNotes, and is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy.

 


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