Aspects of Patient Care: Layering Voices for Inclusive Decision Making

Submitted by Kelleen Maluski on April 17th, 2023
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This is the first of three sessions where the instructor works with pharmacy students to help then understand how to conduct literature searching and research from an inclusive perspective. The students have already seen the instructor once so emphasis is placed on understanding their current search knowledge, addressing the needs of the group, and then on them exploring how to research topics of patient care with a myriad of voices (not just relying on scholarly works). This is done with many activities and group work. Talking is encouraged and while students work in groups lo-fi music is played to further disrupt the silence. The topic that the group works with surrounds inclusive gender-diverse care and therefore the instructor works to show how important cultural humility and understanding are for working with these patients. It is suggested that if you are not familiar with this topic that you familiarize yourself before attempting this lesson as more harm could be caused if not approached from a inclusive space.

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Maluski, Kelleen. "Aspects of Patient Care: Layering Voices for Inclusive Decision Making." CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), 2023.