Closing Plenary — Cultural Humility: A Journey of the Heart

Speaker: Miguel Ruiz, MD

This session will reflect on current demographic trends and their impact in the care of diverse communities living with serious illness and at the end-of-life. We will review health inequalities in palliative and hospice care and discuss shifting our focus from cultural competence to cultural humility.

Upon completion of the activity, learners will be able to:

• Identify and challenge power imbalances in the care of diverse communities with advanced illness.

• Approach family participation through a family system’s lens.

• Identify tools for effective intercultural communication.