This session defines and explores the definition of diversity and how it impacts the PA profession. We discuss integrating the topic of race into conversation from a place of learning, trust, and openness. Lastly, we dive into how to diversify healthcare
practice by having a diversified mind through developing empathetic listening, understanding, and a connection and relationship with patients.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Identify ways to talk about race openly with patients, especially patients of color
Identify distinct ways they can learn more about patients from BIPOC communities
Identify individual choices that will co-create positive change within their sphere of influence to increase patient-provider interactions with BIPOC communities