An Integrative Approach to Patient Cases to Enhance Cultural Competency

March 05, 2020
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET

Hosted by the Health Disparities and Cultural Competence SIG.

A patient case with the conventional content will be presented – demographics (age, race/ethnicity, sex), medical history, current diagnosis and relevant clinical values. A treatment plan will be proposed based on the available information. Then using a step wise approach, cultural and contextual elements (historical, social determinants, etc.) will be overlaid on the patient case. With each additional piece of information, treatment plan will be modified and/or augmented to reflect more patient-centered and culturally-responsive care.


  1. Demonstrate the added value of integrating cultural and contextual elements into clinical patient cases; and
  2. Increase cultural awareness and cultural sensitivity of participants by exposure to information not typically captured by conventional patient cases used in pharmacy education.


Sally Haack, PharmD, BCPS
Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences, Drake University
Clinical Pharmacist, Primary HealthCare Pharmacy


Olihe N. Okoro, Phd, MPH
Assistant Professor, Social and Administrative Pharmacy
University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy, Duluth

L'Aurelle A. Johnson, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor, Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy

Susan A. Devuyst-Miller, PharmD, AE-C
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Ferris State University, College of Pharmacy