• Diverse Perspectives

    Advanced Care Planning

    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.

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    Diverse Faith Traditions

    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.

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    Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    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.

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    Long Term Care

    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.

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    Diverse World Views

    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.

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    Diverse World Views

    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.

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    Diverse Faith Traditions

    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.

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Diverse Perspectives is dedicated to Ethics Consultation work with persons who are often marginalized in the health care environment. With this primary focus, we provide in-services and staff trainings, program and policy development, as well as institutional and individual case consultation.

Diverse Perspectives offers comprehensive education and consultations in clinical medical ethics to hospitals, hospices, long term care facilities, mental health programs, and regional centers, as well as agencies that serve special communities.



SPECIALITY AREAS INCLUDE:

  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Mental Health Clinics
  • Hospice
  • Cultural and Religious Diversity
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Patient’s Rights
  • Decision Making Capacity


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.

About Us

  • Board Certified Chaplain in the Association of Professional Chaplains
  • Board Member at the Albert Einstein Residence Center and the Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento
  • Past President of the Chicago Clinical Ethics Programs
  • Organized Chicago Clinical's 1999 and 2001 National Ethics Conference
  • A founder and Vice President of the of the Chicago End-of-life Care Coalition
  • Served as Ethics Consultant to Ethics Committees at Lieberman Geriatric Health Center, Skokie, IL and Mount Sinai Hospital, in Chicago, IL
  • Held faculty positions at Andover Newton Theological School, Rush University Medical School, Rosalind Franklin Chicago Medical School and National Lewis University

SERVICES OVERVIEW:

  • In-service Programs
  • Training and Development
  • Program and Policy Development
  • Ethics Committee Consultation
  • Case Consultation

About Us

Diverse Perspectives can assist you in:

  • Meeting F309 requirements for CMS
  • Improving your TJC Patient Rights scores
  • Training your staff to do Advance Care Planning with your clientele
  • Training your staff to be more culturally sensitive and be aware of the diversity of beliefs and values among the people they serve
  • Improve patient satisfaction
  • Boost Employee moral by providing bereavement services and critical incident debriefing
  • Case Consultation