Date(s) - Aug 30, 2012
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
On August 30 from 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM PDT, the Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education & Training Center (TX/OK AETC) will host a webinar for health care professionals caring for people living with HIV, entitled :
“Curanderismo: Incorporating Traditional Latino Folk Remedies in Treatment Plans ”
Click here to register and for more information.
Mary Jane Garza is a writer, artist and lecturer who lives in Austin, Texas. In 1986, she received a B.F.A. from the University of Texas. A native of South Texas, she was raised around Mexican folk healers and traveled many times to Mexico with her family to visit curanderos and spiritualistas. She has studies different health modalities over the years and provided spiritual healing services to the Mujeres Project in San Antonio, a non-profit agency providing social services to Latinos with AIDS and practices in Austin.
This free training will go over curanderismo and other elements of Latino cultural identity to improve health outcomes of Latinos living with HIV .
By participating in this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Understand cultural differences in approaches to health care
- Recognize some of the benefits and risks of HIV treatment and care
- Learn how to communicate with patients about the use of traditional folk remedies
Questions: Please email questions about this webinar to Ashley Tijerina.