Proper therapeutic and surgical interventions in conjunction with adequate pain management play crucial roles in determining the quality of life (QoL) of patients with joint health care needs. Patients in racial and ethnic underserved communities endure the systemic effects of unconscious biases and historical and structural racism and as such, health care providers (HCPs) need to be cognizant of their interactions with patients when assessing joint health and joint arthroplasty. Education, chronic disease, economic stability, social support systems, and environmental factors all play into a patient’s individual needs in the context of joint health care, and providers must consider all these factors when engaging with the patient and developing holistic treatment goals in partnership with patients. It is critical that providers do a thorough history to understand how a patient’s occupation, burden of chronic diseases, and lack of social support may impact joint health and post-surgical outcomes.
In this podcast installment of a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) series, Drs. Peek and Chen will discuss strategies vital to combating biases and inequities in joint health care. This engaging discussion will discuss modern day issues that need addressed to ensure equitable health care and the faculty will provide real-world action steps to improve joint health care for all patients.
At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to analyze the influence of unconscious bias, health disparities, and health inequities on joint health care.
Supported by an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson.
Physicians, physician associates (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), nurses, and pharmacists specializing in rheumatology, orthopedics, surgery, pain, anesthesiology, or primary care
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Dr. Peek reports the following financial relationships:
Consultant: Pfizer Inc.
Dr. Chen reports the following financial relationships:
Advisory Board: Irrimax Corporation
Consultant: Adaptive Phage Therapeutics; Avanos Medical, Inc.; Best In Class MD (BICMD); Convatec; Ethicon, Inc.; GLG. Pharma, Inc.; Guidepoint Global, LLC; Heraeus Medical USA; Irrimax Corporation; and Pfizer Inc.
Research Support: Nutrimedy Inc.
Stock Shareholder (ownership interest): Hyalex Orthopaedics, Inc.; IlluminOss Medical, Inc.; Irrimax Corporation; Joint Purification Systems (JPS); and Sonoran Biosciences, Inc.
Other Financial or Material Support: Royalties: SLACK Incorporated; Stryker; and UpToDate, Inc.
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