The GRAPEvine: February 2010
Mark your Calendar for the FEBRUARY G.R.A.P.E. MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON MEETING Tuesday, February 23, 2010 12:00 am to 12:30 pm - Networking 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm - Program
Legacy at the Fairways 681 High Street, Victor
Presented By: Marie T. O'Toole RN, Ed.D., FAAN
Chair and Professor, Department of Nursing Nazareth College of Rochester Exploring the "Golden Rule"
Sponsored by: Legacy at the Fairways
Many health care providers learned in their youth to abide by the credo of the Golden Rule- "do to others what you would like to be done to you". As our population ages and becomes increasingly diverse, rigid adherence to this rule can create problems in communication and treatment preferences. Culturally appropriate care incorporates knowledge of practices, traditions and values that have been shown to improve both health outcomes and patient satisfaction. Small, thoughtful changes by culturally competent individuals in our health care system can yield tremendous benefits.