SPECIALITY AREAS INCLUDE:
- Developmental Disabilities
- Skilled Nursing Facilities
- Mental Health Clinics
- Cultural and Religious Diversity
- Advance Care Planning
- Patient’s Rights
- Decision Making Capacity
Communities and groups have diverse perspectives about discussing and documenting end-of-life decisions. There is a disparity in the way persons from different ethnic groups are treated in the healthcare system. We help healthcare professionals understand these differences and help individuals do Advance Care Planning.
Jewish values may be different in respect to medical decisions and ethical choices than the cultural normative and the medical community. We offer programs and training to help your staff to learn to listen, to hear difference rather than disagreement, and to respect alternate world views held by those for whom they provide care.
Healthcare systems know little about persons with Disabilities. These individuals are of often misunderstood and not given the same respect and dignity provided to others. We train professionals and teach persons with I/DD to do Advance Care Planning.
CMS is requiring Nursing homes to make changes in the way they care for those at the end-of-life. We help facilities develop programs and policies as well as do staff training which changes attitudes about end-of-life care, and helps to meet CMS F309 Standards.
Eastern and Western medicine do not always meet comfortably, and patients from Eastern cultures often have very different perspectives on decision making, illness, and how one cares for the seriously ill. We provide in-service programs to help members of your team understand their own world views and better understand the world views of others.
The healthcare culture has little understanding of the world views of others. Many groups, i.e. Native American and African-American and others, have come to distrust the healthcare system. We offer training to help your team understand this distrust and provid the best that healthcare has to offer to everyone.
Within Islam there are various traditions and beliefs. A healthcare professional needs to be open to differing views about healthcare decision making which differ from their own. Diverse Perspectives teaches your team to ask the right questions, understand and respect the needs of persons of diverse faith traditions.
Diverse Perspectives is dedicated to helping people make life choices, (especially health care decisions), which are coherent and in keeping with their own values, beliefs, as well as their religious and cultural affinities.
When individuals are no longer able to make their own decisions, Diverse Perspectives helps to insure that their beliefs, religious and cultural values are respected in the decisions made for them.
Meg McClaskey (a Board Certified Chaplain and Clinical Medical Ethicist) is a consultant, educator and professional speaker on Clinical Medical Ethics and Cultural Diversity. Meg received her Masters of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School, her clinical training for chaplaincy at Boston City Hospital, and University Hospital in Boston, and continued her education in Medical Ethics at Boston University and at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.