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Cultural Considerations for Clinicians: Caring for the Plain Community
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Lancaster General Health

555 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17604
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Saturday, October 23, 2021 - Sunday, October 23, 2022
Lancaster General Health
Virtual Conference Room
Cultural Considerations for Clinicians: Caring for the Plain Community
Lancaster General Health
  • Recognize the diversity within the region’s plain community
  • Identify aspects of plain community culture relevant to delivering effective patient care
  • Identify distinctive issues affecting how plain community members regard health and wellbeing
  • Describe the prevalence and unique diagnosis and management strategies for highly genetic cardiovascular conditions (familial hypercholesterolemia and long QT syndrome) that have reached a high prevalence in the Lancaster Old Order Amish due to a genetic founder effect.
  • Define the Plain Insight Panel (PIP) and describe ways that it can benefit a family in both the screening for and diagnosis of genetically-related chronic conditions
  • Determine when to direct patients to the Clinic for Special Children for blood work and describe the counseling they will receive regarding the results of this testing.
  • Identify barriers and methods to improve chronic care management and prevention within the Plain communities.
  • Describe the impact on the community and the family’s resilience and courage as they face caring for their infant while knowing their baby has a terminal illness
Presentations and Speakers
  • Amy Albright, MS - Clinic for Special Children
  • Keturah Beiler, RN, BSN - Clinic for Special Children
  • Karlla Brigatti, MS, LCGC - Clinic for Special Children
  • Steven Nolt, PhD - Elizabethtown College
  • Toni Pollin, PhD - University of Maryland Department of Medical Genetics
  • Erik Puffenberger, PhD - Clinic for Special Children
  • Keith Wright, MD, Medical Director of Quality & Innovation - Wellspan
Available Credits/Points
  • The Lancaster General Hospital designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure Statements
Amy Albright, MS, Keturah Beiler, RN, BSN, Karlla Brigatti, MS, LCGC, Steven Nolt, PhD, Toni Pollin, PhD, Erik Puffenberger, PhD, and Keith Wright, MD, Medical Director of Quality & Innovation have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients to disclose.

Accreditation Statement
  • The Lancaster General Hospital is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Faculty and all others who have the ability to control content of continuing medical education activities sponsored by Lancaster General Hospital are expected to disclose to the audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s).
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