Successful care for people living with diabetes relies on a trusting relationship with healthcare professionals. And a trusting relationship often starts with a good conversation. However, asking the appropriate questions to someone, understanding their perspective and developing “cultural competence” is not always easy. Training on this aspect of healthcare delivery is rarely part of a formal curriculum.
The first episode of this series is designed to help healthcare professionals develop a general sense of the cultural differences that may affect how advice and care is received by people of African and Caribbean origin. Experts and people with lived experiences will discuss social practice, beliefs and perceptions, shame and stigma, as well as useful questions to ask when building a relationship with someone living with diabetes.
‘Everything you always wanted to ask’ is an open an interactive series that encourages questions from participants. When registering, let us know the questions that you would like to ask, what has worked well for you, and give us a sense of the challenges you might have faced, whether you are of African or Caribbean origin or not.
*Novo Nordisk has provided sponsorship to Diabetes Africa to support the costs of running this virtual event series. Novo Nordisk has not had any input into selection of speakers, programme content or agendas