Featured Speaker — Monday, April 15
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.
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, […]