Cultural Sensitivity: Things to Know While Ministering to Latino Patients
THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL TO CAPACITY.
90 Minute Workshops ~ Monday, June 3, 2019
Workshop Level: Intermediate
NACC Certification Competencies: PIC4, PIC6, PPS3
Rev. Clement Oyafemi, MTh, MA, BCC
Director of Pastoral Care, St. Joseph’s Hospitals
Tampa Bay, FL
Javier Castillo, BA
Lifelong Formation Coordinator, Archdiocese of Chicago
Evergreen Park, IL
As a Board Certified chaplain who has lived and worked in Latino/Hispanic communities for several years, the presenter will empower fellow chaplains with the skills and tools needed to provide effective pastoral care to, and to make a connection with, any patient in this population. The presenter will enable participants to differentiate between Latinos and Hispanics, become aware of the sub-cultures among Latinos, and understand the areas of sensitivity, need, and major concern for patients in each category. Having successfully established a pilot program for beginners in his hospital, the presenter will share his experience with participants enabling them to start their own program. The session will also showcase how easy and fun it is to learn Spanish.
As a result of this workshop, participants will:
- Understand how Latinos view chronic diseases, terminal illness, and death.
- Gain insight into the Latino/Hispanic cultures.
- Learn how minister to Latino patients in acute care settings.
Educational Materials (recommended books, articles, or websites for participants to review prior to the workshop)
– None recommended by the workshop presenter(s)