Improving diversity sensitivity in health care - training for health professionals
The project aims to respond to the health challenges of an increasingly diverse European population by improving the health professional’s ability to deliver diversity sensitive healthcare and tackling health inequalities between ethnic groups. The project is funded by EIT Health and will be implemented in the period Januar 1st – December 31st 2020.
The ambition of the IMPRODISE project is to develop and implement excellent training in diversity competence for both medical students, teachers and health professionals. A core element is strengthening diversity sensitive communication in patients-physician encounter by improving awareness, knowledge and practical skills.
The aim of the training is to improve knowledge of participants with regard to diversity aspects in health and healthcare, including theoretical knowledge of concepts of diversity; of the impact of diversity and intersectionality on health and healthcare; and of epidemiological aspects of diversity and health.
To fulfill the aim, a training package consisting of a 6-7 hour course and a follow-up tool (lunchbox sessions) will be developed. The content of the course will be both theoretical knowledge and training in attitudes and skills. The lunchbox sessions, which purpose it is to ensure continuous reflexion, is case-based learner-needs driven sessions, were health professionals bring their own cases for discussion.
To validate and to ensure high quality content, a Delphy study with experts in diversity competence training will be conducted. Additionally, the content will be discussed in focusgroups with health professionals in Copenhagen and Heidelberg.
The aim of this work package is to create a model for how diversity competence can be implemented in medical education.
Three focus groups will be established to discuss and give input on how and where it could be relevant to implement diversity competence in the medical curriculum and identify 2-3 courses, which can be subjects for pilot-testing. The groups will consist of 25-30 participants and include; (1) course leaders from relevant courses in the medical program; (2) medical students at master’s level (10th and 11th semester) and; (3) newly graduated doctors with 1-4 years of working experience. Representatives from organisations who represent students with different social and ethnic minority background will be included in the process as part of the focus group consisting of medical students.
The data from the focus groups will be analysed and form the basis for a report with suggestions and guidelines on how to implement diversity competences in medical education.
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For more information visit (in Danish): https://www.hvidovrehospital.dk/afdelinger-og-klinikker/Indvandrermedicinsk-klinik/Sider/default.aspx
Training and teaching material will continuously be uploaded.
|Dorien Van den Bossche||Ghent University|
|Thibault Detremerie||Ghent University|
|Stéphanie De Maesschalck||Ghent University|
|Hanne Winther Frederiksen||Migrant Health Clinic (MHC), Capital Region of Denmark|
|Sandra Ziegler||Heidelberg University Hospital|
|Steffen Kratochwill||Heidelberg University Hospital|
|Kayvan Bozorgmehr||Heidelberg University Hospital|