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54th World Congress on Nursing and Health Care

Tokyo, Japan

Kumi Oya

Kumi Oya

Licensed Occupational Therapist, USA

Title: Cultural humility in healthcare: Finding cultural humility in ourselves


Biography: Kumi Oya


As we globally continue to face diversity in race, ethnicity, culture, and religion, as healthcare professionals, we also continue to be challenged by our own unchecked biases and stereotypes when working with diverse populations of clients and colleagues.  It is critical for healthcare professionals to understand and practice ‘cultural humility’ in order to better serve our ever-growing diverse populations of clients and also our professional peers.  In this workshop, the concept of ‘cultural humility’ is introduced in comparison to and in contrast with ‘cultural competence’.  Participants will also be invited to practice and embody this humility by utilizing interactive exercises.  These exercises are designed to provide both a tool and practice ground for participants to connect theory with behavior and ideas with action-oriented processes.  This workshop will be both movement-based and highly informative.