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Wednesday, April 10, 2024
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
Location: 4008 Old Clinic Auditorium
Elaine Hsieh, Ph.D., J.D.

Professor and Chair, Communication Studies
University of Minnesota

Co-hosted with Internal Medicine, Pediatric, and Med-Peds Residency Programs

Western biomedicine and bioethics assume that optimal healthcare delivery is achieved when patients are empowered to be rational thinkers, equipped with all the information needed for decision-making. In her presentation, Dr. Hsieh will examine how this assumption is reflected in healthcare practices and supported by the legal system.  She will also explore how it may create tensions in cross-cultural care, compromise the quality of care, and cause unique challenges when communicating with patients with different cultural views.


Please join us for a presentation that aims to provide members of healthcare teams  with a cultural framework to recognize the communicative patterns of their patients and themselves, identify tensions for shared decision-making, and provide meaningful solutions to effective and appropriate communication with our patients and colleagues.