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Cheryl Woods Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
Examining Unconscious Bias and Providing Culturally-Sensitive Care
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What You'll Learn
Hear a personal account of how unconscious bias manifests in healthcare and how it contributes to healthcare disparities
Learn what it means to provide more culturally sensitive care
Explore how to cultivate intentional communication by understanding the difference between listening to hear versus listening to respond
About Cheryl Woods Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
Dr. Cheryl Woods Giscombe is the LeVine Family Distinguished Associate Professor of Quality of Life, Health Promotion and Wellness at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. Dr. Giscombe is also an adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Medicine and the Director of the Interprofessional Leadership Institute for Behavioral Health Equity. She is a health psychologist and a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Her research focuses on stress management to improve health among diverse populations, with specific emphasis on the health and well-being of African American women. Dr. Giscombe developed the groundbreaking Superwoman Schema conceptual framework and questionnaire to conduct research on stress and health in African American women. Dr. Giscombe's research is highly regarded for its focus on culturally-sensitive strategies to reduce health disparities, including the incorporation of mindfulness-based stress reduction in African Americans and other underserved populations.
About Rheanna Hoffmann, RN, BSN
Rheanna Hoffmann, RN, BSN, NC, is an emergency nurse, coach, and meditation guide. She is the Founder of The Whole Practitioner, a coaching business designed to help medical practitioners access and transmute their underlying causes of stress. In April - May, 2020, she traveled to NY to support a Brooklyn hospital in need during the peak of the COVID-19 crisis. On the frontlines, she saw the toll that the virus ravaged on her patients' physiology, her co-workers' mental health, and on the social structures of the city itself. Previously she has worked in emergency, oncology, hospice, and Indigenous medicine, and on death row. She is trained in somatic and wilderness therapy, and is a certified auricular acupuncture specialist. She aspires to create environments where medical practitioners and students discover how their personality, values, and hidden gifts can align with their work.