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Roma Culture Awareness: Working with Roma in Health Context

The course provides a brief introduction to the key issues related to the Roma community and it will explain how you can apply this knowledge in achieving a successful patient-practitioner relationship.

Date
9th September 2021
Time
12:00 - 14:00
Location
Virtual Event – Microsoft Teams
Entry Fees
Free

The course provides a brief introduction to the key issues related to the Roma community and it will explain how you can apply this knowledge in achieving a successful patient-practitioner relationship. The course will also cover health taboos and customs as well as the barriers that the Roma face in accessing health services.

Trainers will use power point presentation, visual materials and facilitate case studies discussions. Each trainee will receive a copy of the training presentation and relevant hand-outs for future reference.

What will you get out of it?

  • Gain knowledge of the Roma community including their origins, brief history, history of Roma communities’ arrivals in the UK, cultural customs and taboos
  • Raised awareness about Roma community’s health needs
  • Understanding of health taboos and culturally sensitive issues
  • Understanding of barriers that Roma face in accessing health services and how to overcome them
  • Learn about successful models of engagement with the Roma community

Audience: Neonatal, Maternity, MVP and Perinatal Mental Health staff in the East of England Region.

If you have any queries please contact Jayne Cole, Events Coordinator, East of England LGA, email; jayne.cole@eelga.gov.uk

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