Title

African-American Experiences and Perspectives of Public Health Care and Disability

Date

5-29-2014 2:00 PM

End Time

29-5-2014 2:20 PM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Santiam

Department

Rehabilitation Counseling Education

Session Chair

Amber Feist

Session Title

Topics in Rehabilitation Counseling Education

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Amber Feist

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

African-American perspectives of public health services and disability have been shaped by many experiences associated with persistent minority status, poverty, and oppression resulting from centuries of discrimination. The following includes an overview of key historical events and political environments that have created conspiracy theories and outright fear of medical professionals among this population. The effects of prejudice and bias on family development and organization, acculturation, and response to disability will also be discussed. This presentation concludes with a discussion of the role of a rehabilitation counselor when working with this diverse population.

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May 29th, 2:00 PM May 29th, 2:20 PM

African-American Experiences and Perspectives of Public Health Care and Disability

Werner University Center (WUC) Santiam

African-American perspectives of public health services and disability have been shaped by many experiences associated with persistent minority status, poverty, and oppression resulting from centuries of discrimination. The following includes an overview of key historical events and political environments that have created conspiracy theories and outright fear of medical professionals among this population. The effects of prejudice and bias on family development and organization, acculturation, and response to disability will also be discussed. This presentation concludes with a discussion of the role of a rehabilitation counselor when working with this diverse population.