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About This Program
Program Overview:
Health care professionals who are sensitive and attentive to their patient’s cultural beliefs and values have patients who are more likely to adhere to treatment regimens and return for follow up visits. The BESAFE continuing education program trains health care providers on how to use the BESAFE model to provide culturally appropriate care to minority patients living with HIV/AIDS. The BESAFE model was developed by the AIDS Education and Training Center National Minority Center at the Howard School of Medicine (www.aetcnmc.org). This training focuses on HIV/AIDS; however, the BESAFE model of cultural fluency in provider care can be applied to all patient care, regardless of disease state.
Program Outcome:
The information presented in this educational program should improve your ability to provide culturally appropriate medical care for minority patients, especially those living with HIV/AIDS.
This program is Jointly Sponsored by The Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the AIDS Education and Training Center National Minority Center at the Howard School of Medicine. There is no fee for the CME or CPE credits for this program.
Contact Information:
Douglas Hudson, MLS, Assistant Director, UNC CME douglas_hudson@med.unc.edu
Krista Williams Krista_Williams @unc.edu.
Barbara A. Benjamin, EdD, RN Assistant Professor, Nurse Planner, Lifelong Learning UNC CH School of Nursing babenjam@email.unc.edu
Program Components and Credit Hour Application:
Technical Requirements:
PC with Internet Connectivity
Internet Explorer
Window Media Player
This program requires the BESAFE CD-ROM and Internet Connectivity for tracking registrant usage data. This program contains seminar presentations, quizzes, study questions, optional group activities, case study presentations, and expert commentary on case studies relative to the BESAFE model. Registrants must score at least 22 out of 25 questions on the final exam to receive CE credits. CE credits will be awarded as follows:
Physicians13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Nurses13 ANCC Contact Hours
Pharmacists1.3 CEU Credits
Non Physicians13 Participation Credits