Understanding the Role of Diversity in Faculty Development. Joan Y. Reede, MD, MPH, MS Harvard Medical School Office for Faculty Development and Diversity December 4, 1999. A Time of Change. Understanding the Role of Diversity in Faculty Develoment. The Diversity Imperative.
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Joan Y. Reede, MD, MPH, MS
Harvard Medical School
Office for Faculty Development and Diversity
December 4, 1999
The Diversity Imperative
By Year 2056, whites will probably by a “non-dominating” group.
Healer health care services individuals receive.
Confidant or friend of family
Last resort for healing
Someone who inflicts painPerceptions of Doctors
Communication Barriers in Providing Quality Health Care
An integration and Interaction of…
Health-related beliefs and cultural values
Disease-incidence and prevalence
Improve quality of care health care services individuals receive.
Improve health outcomes
Increase customer satisfaction
Improve acceptance, salience, and efficacy of interventions
Reduce potential liability
Satisfy accreditation standards
Gain and maintain market share
Gain community support
Satisfy payor demands
Increase creativity in problem solvingCase for Cultural Competence
Academic Medicine’s Response
Rewards and Recognition