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CME / ABIM MOC / CE

Cultural Competence: Leveling the Playing Field in Mental Health

  • Authors: Howard Liu, MD, MBA; Napoleon B. Higgins, Jr, MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 12/16/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 12/16/2023, 11:59 PM EST
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  • Credits Available

    Physicians - maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    ABIM Diplomates - maximum of 1.00 ABIM MOC points

    Nurses - 1.00 ANCC Contact Hour(s) (0 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology)

    IPCE: 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit

    You Are Eligible For

    • Letter of Completion
    • ABIM MOC points

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for psychiatrists, primary care physicians (PCPs), pediatricians, nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare practitioners (HCPs) who provide care to psychiatric patients from diverse backgrounds.

The goal of this activity is for learners to be better able to recognize risk factors and reduce barriers to optimal care for patients from diverse backgrounds.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Consideration of cultural needs in individualized psychiatric patient care
    • Impact of a mental healthcare workforce shortage on the psychiatric care of patients of color
  • Have greater confidence related to
    • Incorporating cultural competency across the healthcare team


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Faculty

  • Howard Liu, MD, MBA

    Chair and Professor
    Department of Psychiatry
    University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Omaha, Nebraska

    Disclosures

    Howard Liu, MD, MBA, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Napoleon B. Higgins, Jr, MD

    President and CEO
    Bay Pointe Behavioral Health Service, Inc.
    South East Houston Research Group, Inc.
    Houston, Texas

    Disclosures

    Napoleon B. Higgins, Jr, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Lundbeck, Inc.; Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; Sage Therapeutics, Inc.
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Lundbeck, Inc.; Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Received grants for clinical research from: Pfizer, Inc.

Editor

  • Kathryn Merlo

    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Kathryn Merlo has no relevant financial relationships.

Compliance Reviewer/Nurse Planner

  • Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP, has no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has no relevant financial relationships.


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CME / ABIM MOC / CE

Cultural Competence: Leveling the Playing Field in Mental Health

Authors: Howard Liu, MD, MBA; Napoleon B. Higgins, Jr, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 12/16/2022

Valid for credit through: 12/16/2023, 11:59 PM EST

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Contents of This CME Activity

All sections of this activity are required for credit.

How to Practice Cultural Competence in Psychiatry

Are you using cultural competence communication tools? Dr Liu discusses the importance of asking explicitly and early about culture in psychiatry
Howard Liu, MD, MBA

Addressing Mental Health Care: Workforce Shortages and the Impact on Patients of Color

Are we making progress? Dr Higgins discusses racial understanding and challenges diverse communities face as we strive to level the playing field in psychiatry
Napoleon B. Higgins, Jr, MD
 

Educational Impact Challenge

The goal of this activity is for learners to be better able to recognize risk factors and reduce barriers to optimal care for patients from diverse backgrounds.

Before you begin this activity, please assess your clinical knowledge by completing this brief survey. Answering these questions again after the activity will allow you to see what you learned and to compare your answers with those of your peers.

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