Full course description
Observe current health disparities affecting the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) community.
List strategies to enhance communication with DHH people.
Outline a rationale for engaging DHH healthcare professionals as part of the healthcare workforce to close communication gaps.
Welcome to the introductory course on Health Communication with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Community. In this course, we will explore existing health disparities affecting this diverse community and discuss ways to help bridge the gap at a practical level. We will review some strategies that all healthcare workforce members can utilize to enhance communication with deaf and hard of hearing people and make a case for diversifying our healthcare workforce by incorporating deaf and hard of hearing healthcare professionals. Let’s get started.
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CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION
HEALTH COMMUNICATION WITH THE DEAF
AND HARD OF HEARING (DHH) COMMUNITY
Chris Moreland, M.D., MPH
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Interim Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine
The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses, Residents, and other healthcare team members.
- Identify some current health diparities affecting the DHH community.
- Share strategies to enhance communication with the DHH people.
- Outline a rationale for engaging DHH healthcare professionals as part of the healthcare workforce to close communication gaps.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through joint providership of the Texas A&M University School of Medicine and the Center for Health Communication at the University of Texas at Austin to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Texas A&M University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The module titled, “Health Communication with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community” has been designated by the Texas A&M University School of Medicine for 1.0 hours of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
None of the planners or speakers for this educational activity, have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
Requirements for Successful Completion:
You must first complete the internet module AND complete the CME evaluation prior to receiving CME credit.
Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)
University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Requirements for successful completion: To receive contact hours for this continuing education activity, the participant must register, complete the entire course, pass the post-test with 80% or better, and complete and submit the evaluation form. Once successful completion has been verified, a "Certificate of Successful completion" will be awarded for 1.0 contact hours.
Learning outcome: Upon completion of this course, the registered nurse will report a plan to change practice related to increased knowledge of barriers that patients with mental illness face when seeking and receiving care, including use of stigmatized language by healthcare workers, which can contribute to these barriers.
Conflicts of Interest: A conflict of interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to affect or impact educational content with which he or she may have a commercial interest or a potentially biasing relationship of a financial nature. All planners and presenters/authors/content reviewers must disclose the presence or absence of a conflict of interest relative to this activity.
The activity's Nurse Planner has determined that no one who has the ability to control the content of this CNE activity planning committee members and presenters/authors/content reviewers has a conflict of interest.
Joint Provider Statement: This CNE activity has been jointly provided by University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing collaboratively with Texas A&M University School of Medicine and Center for Health Communication.
Time to complete this module: 60-75 minutes
Original release date: 09/21/2023
End date: 09/21/2026
*CME & CNE is not available after the end date