Ethical Cross-Cultural Communication and Chiropractic: Affecting Patient Outcomes (Bielser, Online 2024)

Overview

Understanding how to effectively communicate cross-culturally is an ethical issue, and it is more important today than ever before. Misunderstandings often arise when speakers of different cultural backgrounds, or indeed speakers of the same language communicate. 

The course seeks to explore the ethics and practicalities of cross cultural communication. It will help you in understanding how you perceive various cultures, identifying communication barriers, aligning your style to others, reviewing principles of ethical and effective communication, and improving cross cultural communication for better health outcomes. 

2 Hours Ethics

Learning Objectives

By the end of the sessions, participants will be better able to: 

Objective 1- Understand how ethics plays an importance roll in cross cultural communication and chiropractic 

Objective 2 – Learn and understand what cross cultural communication is and how to identify communication barriers 

Objective 3- Learn how to communicate effectively across cultural differences by aligning styles and learning about different communication model tools 

Online CE at Life West is simple and engaging.

  1. Check on the right of this screen or under the CREDITS tab to see if the seminar is approved for CE in your licensure state(s).
  2. You must be logged in to your Life West CE account in order to access the seminar. Click on the REGISTER tab to register and begin.
  3. The seminar may include video, readings, and one or more hour quizzes.  You do not need to complete the seminar in one sitting, and you may return to it at any point.
  4. Once in the seminar, follow the MENU of steps on the left side of the screen. Click through the steps to move through the program.
  5. When you have completed the evaluation, you can PRINT YOUR CERTIFICATE yourself, on the spot.  

If you have questions or concerns along the way, contact Life West Postgraduate & Continuing Education at conted@lifewest.edu or 510.780.4508 during our regular business hours 9am-5pm Mon-Fri. Please expect a response within 1-2 business days.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AK Chiropractic Board
    Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A Ethics
    California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Ethics
  • 2.00 CO Chiropractic Board
    Colorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 CT Chiropractic Board
    Connecticut Board of Chiropractic Examiner
  • 2.00 DC Chiropractic Board
    District of Columbia Board of Chiropractic
  • 2.00 DE Chiropractic Board
    Delaware Board of Chiropractic
  • 2.00 HI Chiropractic Board
    Hawaii Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 IA Chiropractic Board
    Iowa Board of Chiropractic
  • 2.00 ID Chiropractic Board
    Idaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians
  • 2.00 IL Chiropractic Board
    Illinois Medical Licensing Board
  • 2.00 IN Chiropractic Board
    Indiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 KS Chiropractic Assoc
    Kansas Chiropractic Association
  • 2.00 MA Chiropractic Board
    Massachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors
  • 2.00 MD Chiropractic Board
    Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 ME Chiropractic Board
    Maine Board of Chiropractic Licensure
  • 2.00 MI Chiropractic Board
    Michigan Board of Chiropractic
  • 2.00 MN Chiropractic Board
    Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 MO Chiropractic Board
    Missouri Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 MS Chiropractic Board
    Mississippi Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 MT Chiropractic Board
    Montana Board of Chiropractors
  • 2.00 NC Chiropractic Board
    North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 ND Chiropractic Board
    North Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 NE Chiropractic Board
    Nebraska Board of Chiropractic
  • 2.00 NH Chiropractic Board
    New Hampshire Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 NJ Chiropractic Board
    New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 NS Chiropractic College
    Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors
  • 2.00 NV Chiropractic Board
    Nevada Chiropractic Physicians' Board
  • 2.00 OH Chiropractic Board
    Ohio Chiropractic Board
  • 2.00 OR Chiropractic Board
    Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 PACE
    FCLB Providers of Approved Continuing Education
  • 2.00 PR Chiropractic Board
    Puerto Rico Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 RI Chiropractic Board
    Rhode Island Board of Examiners in Chiropractic
  • 2.00 SC Chiropractic Board
    South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 SD Chiropractic Board
    South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 TN Chiropractic Assoc
    Tennessee Chiropractic Association
  • 2.00 UT Chiropractic Board
    Utah Chiropractic Physicians Licensing Board
  • 2.00 VA Board of Medicine
    Virginia Board of Medicine
  • 2.00 VI Chiropractic Board
    U.S. Virgin Islands Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 VT Chiropractic Board
    Vermont Board of Chiropractic
  • 2.00 WA Chiropractic Comm
    Washington Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission
  • 2.00 WY Chiropractic Board
    Wyoming Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Course opens: 
01/01/2024
Course expires: 
12/31/2024
Base cost:
$35.00

HOUR 1 

Review the demographic, gender and language data within the chiropractic industry, the U.S. and at Life West for comparison purposes and identifying gaps. This includes the top 5 languages spoken in the U.S. as well as reviewing the landscape within the ethics issue. 

Defining Cross Cultural Communication, including culture, cultural competence and verbal vs. nonverbal communication and why it matters in the ethical application of care in the chiropractic industry. Identifying barriers and consequences to successful cross cultural communication. Learning these skills ensures the DC can ethically provide care as it improves quality of care and patient safety. 

Review two best practices and close with a reflective exercise. 

HOUR 2

Discuss how to align varying communication styles such as direct versus indirect, the use of hand gestures, time, and personal space which we all use to communicate. We’ll walk through the Principles of Effective Communication, a ten step process of guiding cross cultural communication. Review different Communication Models showcasing how different industries navigate cross cultural communication. 

Review two best practices and close with a final reflexive exercise. 

SILVIA DUEÑAS BIELSER

Silvia Dueñas Bielser is a passionate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion professional focused in
developing diverse, equitable, and inclusive cultures, practices, and
collaborations. Through strategic planning, partnerships and strong multi-cultural
communication, she connects with diverse audiences. Silvia is skilled in conducting diversity
audits, facilitating workshops, developing policies, and creating metrics to
measure progress and impact. She enjoys fostering spaces where everyone feels seen and
heard.

Scroll down to see available credit hours.

Life Chiropractic College West is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

*The following State and Province boards do not require an application when a program is sponsored by a college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE): CO, CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IA, MD, MA, MI, MT, NE, NH, NJ, OR, RI, SC, UT, VT, VA, WA, WY, BC, NB, ON, QC. Life Chiropractic College West cannot guarantee that any session of this offering will be accepted by these licensing board(s). Life West urges licensees to familiarize themselves with the laws governing continuing education in the jurisdictions where they hold licensure.

If you state is not listed below, please contact the Life West CE office to discuss pursuing Board approval in your state.

Available Credit Hours

  • 2.00 AK Chiropractic Board
    Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A Ethics
    California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Ethics
  • 2.00 CO Chiropractic Board
    Colorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 CT Chiropractic Board
    Connecticut Board of Chiropractic Examiner
  • 2.00 DC Chiropractic Board
    District of Columbia Board of Chiropractic
  • 2.00 DE Chiropractic Board
    Delaware Board of Chiropractic
  • 2.00 HI Chiropractic Board
    Hawaii Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 IA Chiropractic Board
    Iowa Board of Chiropractic
  • 2.00 ID Chiropractic Board
    Idaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians
  • 2.00 IL Chiropractic Board
    Illinois Medical Licensing Board
  • 2.00 IN Chiropractic Board
    Indiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 KS Chiropractic Assoc
    Kansas Chiropractic Association
  • 2.00 MA Chiropractic Board
    Massachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors
  • 2.00 MD Chiropractic Board
    Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 ME Chiropractic Board
    Maine Board of Chiropractic Licensure
  • 2.00 MI Chiropractic Board
    Michigan Board of Chiropractic
  • 2.00 MN Chiropractic Board
    Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 MO Chiropractic Board
    Missouri Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 MS Chiropractic Board
    Mississippi Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 MT Chiropractic Board
    Montana Board of Chiropractors
  • 2.00 NC Chiropractic Board
    North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 ND Chiropractic Board
    North Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 NE Chiropractic Board
    Nebraska Board of Chiropractic
  • 2.00 NH Chiropractic Board
    New Hampshire Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 NJ Chiropractic Board
    New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 NS Chiropractic College
    Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors
  • 2.00 NV Chiropractic Board
    Nevada Chiropractic Physicians' Board
  • 2.00 OH Chiropractic Board
    Ohio Chiropractic Board
  • 2.00 OR Chiropractic Board
    Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 PACE
    FCLB Providers of Approved Continuing Education
  • 2.00 PR Chiropractic Board
    Puerto Rico Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 RI Chiropractic Board
    Rhode Island Board of Examiners in Chiropractic
  • 2.00 SC Chiropractic Board
    South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 SD Chiropractic Board
    South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 TN Chiropractic Assoc
    Tennessee Chiropractic Association
  • 2.00 UT Chiropractic Board
    Utah Chiropractic Physicians Licensing Board
  • 2.00 VA Board of Medicine
    Virginia Board of Medicine
  • 2.00 VI Chiropractic Board
    U.S. Virgin Islands Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 2.00 VT Chiropractic Board
    Vermont Board of Chiropractic
  • 2.00 WA Chiropractic Comm
    Washington Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission
  • 2.00 WY Chiropractic Board
    Wyoming Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Price

Base cost:
$35.00
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