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Medboard Matters Podcast

In this episode of MedBoard Matters host, Jean Fisher Brinkley talks with NC Medical Board member, Dr. Christine Khandelwal about her journey toward embracing cultural humility in her practice. She provides a great break down of what clinicians can do to enhance their own knowledge and understanding of working with patients with diverse backgrounds – not just race or religion, but a variety of other cultural differences that sometimes have an impact on the delivery of healthcare.

Posted February 26, 2022 | 
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​NC Medical Board Cultural Competence Resource page (Articles, CME opportunities)

Wake AHEC Cultural Humility series

Harvard’s Project Implicit

CAPC Project Equity: Improving Health Equity for People with Serious Illness

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Hosts and Guests

Jean Fisher Brinkley

Communications Director, North Carolina Medical Board

Jean Fisher Brinkley

Jean Fisher Brinkley is NCMB’s Communications Director, a role that involves developing and overseeing production of communications materials and strategies needed to enhance public and professional awareness and understanding of the Board and its mission. She joined NCMB in 2008, after an 11-year career in newspaper journalism, most of it dedicated to reporting on medicine, health policy and the business aspects of health care.

Brinkley earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Mills College in Oakland, CA, and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and two daughters.

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Dr. Christine M. Khandelwal

NC Medical Board Member and VP of Education and Outreach, Transitions Life Care

Christine M. Khandelwal, DO

Dr. Khandelwal is a practicing palliative care and hospice physician and the VP of Education and Outreach at Transitions Life Care in Raleigh. She is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine (Geriatrics) at the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine and is an adjunct associate professor in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Department of Family Medicine - Palliative Care and Hospice Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Khandelwal is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, which has granted her certificates of added qualification in both Palliative and Hospice Medicine and in Geriatrics.