Communicating across cultures: Why our traditional approaches may fail to inform and empower patients

Activity: Talk typesInvited presentation


Hsieh, E. (2024, April 10). Communicating across cultures: Why traditional approaches fail to educate and empower patients. Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds, Center for Bioethics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. ** Continuing education credits offered.

Western biomedicine and bioethics assume that optimal healthcare delivery is achieved when patients are empowered to be rational thinkers, equipped with all the information needed for decision-making. In her presentation, Dr. Hsieh will examine how this assumption is reflected in healthcare practices and supported by the legal system. She will also explore how it may create tensions in cross-cultural care, compromise the quality of care, and cause unique challenges when communicating with patients with different cultural views.

PeriodApr 10 2024
Held atUniversity of North Carolina, United States, North Carolina