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Communicating Death and Dying to Latino Families during a Pandemic

1:00pm - May 27, 2020 | Timezone: US/Eastern
National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC
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Talking about death and dying is always difficult, but communicating to families during pandemics like COVID-19 poses special challenges.  This presentation will discuss strategies for respectfully communicating with Latino families about COVID related end of life issues.


Who should attend? This is a basic level workshop designed for mental health professionals including psychologists, mental health counselors, graduate students, social workers, and other behavioral health professionals.



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About the presenter: 

Julie Kutac, PhD- Dr. Julie Kutac is a medical humanist with an interdisciplinary background in religious studies, literature, and narrative studies in medicine, health care ethics, and gerontology. As an Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Physician Assistant Studies Department in the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB), she guides physician assistant students as they cultivate their professional identities and work to become compassionate communicators.


Dr. Kutac holds a master's degree in Religious Studies from Rice University and a Ph.D. in Medical Humanities from the Institute for Medical Humanities at UTMB, where she completed a National Institute of Aging Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Minority Aging. Her writings are published in The Journal of General Internal Medicine, The Journal of the Medical Humanities, The Journal of Religion and Health.



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