What is Advance Care Planning?
“It encompasses not only preparation of legal documents but also discussions with family members and physicians about what the future may hold for people with serious illnesses, how patients and families want their beliefs and preferences to guide decisions and what steps could alleviate concerns related to finances, family matters, spiritual questions and other issues." – Institute of Medicine
What is Health Literacy?
“The degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, understand and act on basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. This includes obtaining, interpreting and processing health insurance plans, compliance with prescribed treatment plans, reading labels, and reading directions on prescription bottles." –Department Health and Human Services
What is Cultural Competency?
“Culture is often described as the combination of a body of knowledge, a body of belief and a body of behavior. It involves a number of elements, including personal identification, language, thoughts, communications, actions, customs, beliefs, values, and institutions that are often specific to ethnic, racial, religious, geographic, or social groups. For the provider of health information or health care, these elements influence beliefs and belief systems surrounding health, healing, wellness, illness, disease, and delivery of health services. The concept of cultural competency has a positive effect on patient care delivery by enabling providers to deliver services that are respectful of and responsive to the health beliefs, practices and cultural and linguistic needs of diverse patients." –National Institute of Health
Health Literacy and Cultural Competency in Care Planning will show how Health Literacy and Cultural Competency play a role in Advance Care Planning. Dr. Frances Jackson, PhD, RN discuss personal and professional thought provoking stories that will help students learn this material. The PowerPoint is available for download in the first lecture. We suggest you print it out and take notes to better understand the material.
Dr. Jackson is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Oakland University School of Nursing, where she has been on faculty since 1981. She is the Director of Graduate Programs in the School of Nursing.
Dr. Jackson has a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing, a Masters of Arts degree in Guidance & Counseling and a PhD in Counseling from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. She also has a Masters of Science degree in medical-surgical nursing from the University of Michigan. She has worked as a Registered Nurse at several Detroit-area hospitals, including Detroit General Hospital, Sinai Hospital of Detroit and Harper Hospital. She has also worked in home care and substance abuse and as a clinical nurse specialist in hospice care. Dr. Jackson is a member of several nursing organizations including the National Black Nurses Association, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, the Midwest Nursing Research Society and Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.
Dr. Jackson has been funded to conduct studies on culture and health, culture and end-of-life issues, and HIV/AIDS and older African Americans.
PowerPoint is available for download below
The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California: http://coalitionccc.org/
POLST Website: http://www.polst.org/
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