Miguel Ruiz

Miguel Ruiz

Medical Doctor

Dr. Ruiz currently practices as an internal medicine hospitalist and as a member of the palliative care team at Regions Hospital, where he was Chief of Staff and member of the Board of Directors in 2014-15.  He is an associate medical director for HealthPartners Hospice. Dr. Ruiz has been involved in several equitable and palliative care efforts and projects through the years. He currently co-chairs Regions’ Health Equity Committee. In the past he was a staff internist at the West Side Community Health Services/La Clinica and there he founded the HIV Primary Care program. He is an expert in the area of Advanced Care Planning in minority communities and a member of the Minnesota Honoring Choices Advisory Council.

3B: Culturally Appropriate Hospice and Palliative Care

Edina Ballroom

Speaker(s): Miguel Ruiz, MD The immigration experience shapes conversations that patients, families, and health care providers hold regarding the decisions that take place during advanced illness and end of life. Family systems theoretical perspective and praxis can add to the dialogue and family dynamics in immigrant communities. Moving from cultural competence as the “arrival” to […]