Disparities in joint health, including access to orthopedic care and rates of surgical intervention for disabling osteoarthritis, exist among racial and ethnic underserved and underrepresented populations. To establish equitable joint health care, it is critical not only to understand the role that race, bias, and social determinants of health education play but also to implement standardized screening, empathy, cultural sensitivity, and personalized care.
In this CME Outfitters BriefCase, Drs. Peek and Brown will guide learners through a patient case scenario reflective of the impact of biases, disparities, and health inequities that reduce the quality of joint health care for racial and ethnic underserved patients. This program will provide actionable strategies, empowering attendees to recognize factors that contribute to care inequities and implement changes in practice to improve access to tools and treatment for patients with joint health concerns.
At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to:
Supported by an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson.
Physicians, physician associates (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists specializing in rheumatology, dermatology, orthopedics, surgery, pain, anesthesiology, or primary care
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Dr. Peek reports the following financial relationships:
Consultant: Pfizer Inc.
Dr. Brown reports the following financial relationships:
Consultant: DePuy Synthes/Johnson & Johnson
Other Financial or Material Support: Founder and President, Black Women Orthopaedic Surgeons
The following peer reviewer and CME Outfitters staff have no financial relationships:
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