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Cultural Humility and Physical Therapy in Minnesota

2021 Minnesota in Motion Annual Conference Keynote

What You Will Learn

  • Articulate the necessity of cultural humility over cultural competence as a health-care provider. Identify how racism and historical events contribute to health care disparities and articulate implications of cultural disparities in health care.
  • Empower future PT students and PT leaders to acknowledge the importance of checking own bias and how it can impact patient care.
  • Create an awareness surrounding the common occurrences of microaggressions in the health-care field. Discover techniques to minimize the occurrence of microaggressions and ways to respond when someone has been microaggressive.
  • Identify and define problem areas and barriers to achieving PT workforce diversity and take affirmative actions in the field. List ways to foster diversity and inclusion in different settings for practitioners and the patients they serve.
  • Understand the importance of having a diverse physical therapy body and how it translates to future health care professionals serving diverse communities.

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What You Will Learn

  • Articulate the necessity of cultural humility over cultural competence as a health-care provider. Identify how racism and historical events contribute to health care disparities and articulate implications of cultural disparities in health care.
  • Empower future PT students and PT leaders to acknowledge the importance of checking own bias and how it can impact patient care.
  • Create an awareness surrounding the common occurrences of microaggressions in the health-care field. Discover techniques to minimize the occurrence of microaggressions and ways to respond when someone has been microaggressive.
  • Identify and define problem areas and barriers to achieving PT workforce diversity and take affirmative actions in the field. List ways to foster diversity and inclusion in different settings for practitioners and the patients they serve.
  • Understand the importance of having a diverse physical therapy body and how it translates to future health care professionals serving diverse communities.
Date Published

July 13, 2021

Publisher

Minnesota APTA

Subjects

Diversity , Equity, Inclusivity, Physical Therapy, Racial Justice

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Summary

There is ample evidence of racial inequalities in all aspects of society and within the profession of physical therapy. In Minnesota the disparities are glaring, where 94% of PTs/PTAs are White, 2% Asian, 2% Multiple races, 1% Hispanic, .5% African American, and .5% American Indian. 4% of the Minnesota population identified as LGBTQ however the number of LGBTQ+ PTs/PTAs is unknown.1 The year 2020 will forever be defined as the time that compelled us to recognize this disparity and strive for changes to reduce or eliminate inequalities within our society, in healthcare and in the PT profession in the state. The lack of racial minority and LGBTQ+ representation in the Minnesota physical therapy landscape is abundantly evident and it is time there was action, not just words, to make changes and show the true representation of our community. To make meaningful progress in this area, providers, educators, and administrators must understand the landscape in which communication takes place. This requires integration of diverse viewpoints and cultural paradigms in the crafting of policy, health literacy, pedagogy, and communication. This keynote lecture and discussion will give the APTA MN community a springboard to understand, act, and implement change focused on improving the diversity, equity, and inclusion of the underrepresented minorities in our clinics, schools, and places where physical therapy is delivered or learned. The panel will present their stories, perspectives, experiences, and make research-based suggestions to begin eliminating this disparity in the Minnesota physical therapy profession.

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Presenters

Elora Koepcke, PT, DPT

Elora Koepcke PT, DPT is a neurorehab therapist at ExercisAbilities in Rochester, MN. She earned her DPT from Mayo Clinic... Read More

Henry Lozano, PT, DPT

Henry Lozano PT, DPT: He is the Director of Rehabilitation at HealthPartners Capitol View TCC, within Regions Hospital in St.... Read More

Ethan Capers, PT, DPT

Ethan Capers PT, DPT: He is the lead industrial rehab therapist at Saunders Therapy Centers in St. Paul, MN. He specializes... Read More

Jeanne Lojovich, PT PhD

Jeanne Lojovich PT PhD: She is the Assistant Director at the DPT Program at Concordia University, St. Paul. She teaches... Read More

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