There is an epidemic of poverty in America, and we see it firsthand in the ED. Dr. Donna Beegle has dedicated her life to studying this epidemic, and training others to help break the cycle of poverty. She shares her own personal story of growing up in generational poverty, then helps us understand the scope of poverty in the U.S., and how it affects health. UC Davis Emergency Medicine NP, Danise Seaters, joins us to discuss some strategies for medical providers to help recognize patients who may be struggling with poverty, and how to optimize their care in the ED. This starts with recognizing our own biases and making a conscious effort to avoid letting our biases affect how we interact with patients. Communication is also key – connect and identify with your patients, avoid medical jargon, and offer resources.
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***Registration is now open for UC Davis Emergency Medicine Update: Hot topics 2019!
November 5-9 at the Kahala Hotel and Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii***
Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis
Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis
Dr. Donna Beegle, President and Founder of Communications Without Borders
Danise J. Seaters, ACNP-bc, M.S., Emergency Medicine Nurse Practitioner at UC Davis
Communication Across Barriers: a consulting firm founded by Dr. Beegle, providing training and resources to help break the cycle of poverty in America. Resourses include Dr, Beegle’s books, See Poverty…Be The Difference, and If Not Me, Then Who?
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