Often Overlooked: Health Disparities in Rural America

Pittsburgh, PA US
January 26, 2021

The purpose of this educational activity is to provide awareness of the barriers to healthcare that individuals experience residing in a rural area within the US, how residing in a rural area impacts care, and the access to resources for those residing in a rural area in comparison to other vulnerable populations.         

Time

Content

Presenter

12:00pm-12:30pm

Discuss the barriers to healthcare specific to rural settings

Valerie B. Satkoske, MSW, PhD

12:30pm-1:10pm

Discuss the stigma associated with living in a rural area:  low literacy, low health literacy, lower socioeconomic levels, and negative stereotypes

Valerie B. Satkoske, MSW, PhD

1:10pm -1:45pm

Compare and contrast other vulnerable populations relative to the distribution of resources vs distribution of resources to individuals residing in rural areas

Valerie B. Satkoske, MSW, PhD

1:45pm – 2:00pm

Group Discussion / Case Scenarios

Valerie B. Satkoske, MSW, PhD

      

Target Audience

RNs / SW / Health Coaches / Dieticians

Learning Objectives

1.  Summarize the barriers to accessing healthcare often found in rural areas.

2.  Discuss the stigma associated with being a rural American.

3.   Discuss and explore justice considerations that require the inclusion of rural Americans in conversations about scarce medical resources               

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 2.00 ASWB
  • 2.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
01/22/2021
Course expires: 
02/19/2021
Event starts: 
01/26/2021 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
01/26/2021 - 2:00pm

Time

Content

Presenter

12:00pm-12:30pm

Discuss the barriers to healthcare specific to rural settings

Valerie B. Satkoske, MSW, PhD

12:30pm-1:10pm

Discuss the stigma associated with living in a rural area:  low literacy, low health literacy, lower socioeconomic levels, and negative stereotypes

Valerie B. Satkoske, MSW, PhD

1:10pm -1:45pm

Compare and contrast other vulnerable populations relative to the distribution of resources vs distribution of resources to individuals residing in rural areas

Valerie B. Satkoske, MSW, PhD

1:45pm – 2:00pm

Group Discussion / Case Scenarios

Valerie B. Satkoske, MSW, PhD

UPMC Health Plan
600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15209
United States

Valerie B. Satkoske, MSW, PhD

Vice President of Mission Effectiveness and Spiritual Care for UPMC Mercy Hospital, 

Director of the Center’s Consortium Ethics Program

 

Valerie Satkoske, MSW, PhD is Vice President of Mission Effectiveness and Spiritual Care for UPMC Mercy Hospital, as well as the Director of the Center’s Consortium Ethics Program, which provides continuing ethics education to healthcare institutions and individuals throughout the Western Pennsylvania region. Dr. Satkoske returns to the University of Pittsburgh, where she previously served as the ethicist for the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Prior to her return, she served as Director of Ethics at Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia, and Assistant Professor of Medical Education at West Virginia University, where she helped to direct the Center for Health Ethics & Law and designed a medical ethics curriculum for WVU medical students. She continues to serve as an ethics consultant for the West Virginia Rural Emergency Trauma Institute. Dr. Satkoske’s research interests include medical decision-making involving patients with cognitive difference, ethical issues in rural trauma care and in substance use disorder treatment, ethical management of delirium, and end-of-life decision making. 

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CCM CE will be provided:  1 CE and sent from UPMC Health Plan nurse planner

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 2.00 ASWB
  • 2.00 Attendance
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