Bridging the Gap: A Church-based Initiative for Training Black Lay Ministers as Hospice Ambassadors

June 6, 2023 -
8:00am to 9:00am

Justin Yu, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh

Abstract: Dr. Yu will discuss the inequities existing in access to and quality of hospice and palliative care services, especially among Black Americans. He will then discuss a project involving Pitt’s Section of Hospice and Palliative Care, UPMC Family Hospice, the Palliative Research Center (PaRC), and Destiny of Faith Church to develop an educational curriculum aiming to train Black lay ministers as community hospice ambassadors. He will discuss how human-centered design techniques were used to collaboratively develop the training program with church leadership and ensure this program addressed their needs and desires. (Continuing medical education credit will be available.)


Co-sponsored by the Center for Bioethics & Health Law, Department of Religious Studies, Jewish Studies Program, Palliative and Supportive Institute of UPMC, and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Continuing Education Program

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