February 29, 2008

Conference to focus on diversity in health care

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Fred Guengerich, Ph.D., left, with his longtime colleague and mentor, Harry Broquist, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry. (photo by Dana Johnson)

The departments of Social Work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt are hosting a conference titled: Diversity & Ethics in the Helping Profession on Wednesday, March 12.

The daylong workshop will provide participants with an overview of issues regarding cultural and spiritual diversity which social workers, nurses and other health care professionals are likely to encounter in their work environments.

The workshop will also focus on ethics in health care, with attention to the importance of greater sensitivity to cultural and spiritual diversity.

Nurses and social workers can earn six continuing education units (CEUs), including three in ethics, for attendance.

For more information, please contact Dan Ramage, licensed clinical social worker in the Department of Social Services, at dan.ramage@vanderbilt.edu or 936-0292.