Global Health Catalyst Talks: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Global Health Engagement
Section: Section on Health Policy & Administration
Session Code: HP-2C-3901
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room: 154AB

Speaker(s):   Jennifer Audette, PT, PhD
  April Gamble, PT, DPT
  Susan Klappa, PT, PhD

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Intermediate

In the spirit of engaging and uniting individuals and organizations to promote social responsibility, these TED-style Catalyst Talks provoke and challenge us to consider how our attitudes and actions impact the health of individuals and communities around the world, whether these communities are close to, or far from, our homes. The session brings varied perspectives on hot topics and prompts intellectual discussion on some very tough questions, such as: Why do we travel 8,000 miles around the world to immerse in a distant community when there are ample opportunities to immerse within the block we live in? How do power and privilege impact our experiences in under-resourced communities locally and abroad? How do we stand up for social justice and equity for all? How do we know we are doing good쳌? Who benefits? What are social justice and social responsibility in community engagement? How does the right to health쳌 drive our attitudes and behaviors? Is charity always bad? In the end, attendees will be inspired to pursue the answers to these tough questions through contemplative dialogue. The ultimate goal of the Catalyst Talks is to promote thoughtful and ethical practices in global health engagement among the physical therapy profession. We invite students, clinicians, faculty, and other stakeholders ”whether new to or experienced in global health engagement” to join these thought-provoking conversations!

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Reflect upon your own personal attitudes, behaviors, and actions that impact the efficacy of your community engagement practices.

2. Consider varied ethical platforms the drive actions for social responsibility and community engagement.

3. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of global health practices.

CEU: 0.2

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