Advancing Inclusion and Belonging in Health Sciences Education:
Words Matter...Inclusivity and the Power of Language in Building a Healing Environment
We invite all Creighton Health Sciences professionals to join us virtually as we explore the following objectives:
- Recognize the impact of person-first language on the patient-provider relationship.
- Learn inclusive language in professional roles within the team.
- Discuss the power of language in building positive relationships.
Health Professionals in the Creighton Community
When and where
12-1 p.m. CDT, 10-11 a.m. MST, August 24th
- Creighton University School of Medicine
Leslie Kuhnel, DBe, MPA, HEC-C
Dr. Kuhnel is the Division Vice President of Theology and Ethics for CHI Health, providing leadership for healthcare ethics initiatives and facilitates ethics, behavioral health, and critical access care committees. She also serves as the primary ethics consultant for the Nebraska, Southwest Iowa, Northwest Minnesota, and North Dakota region and conducts ethics education programs for healthcare professionals and the community. She completed her doctorate in bioethics with concertrations in Catholic bioethics and clinical ethics at Loyola University in Chicago, a Masters in Health Care Ethics (MSHCE) from Creighton, and a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Her undergraduate degree in psychology (with minors in English and art history) is from the University of Nebraska ? Lincoln. She has also completed a national Healthcare Ethics Consultation Certification. Dr. Kuhnel teaches bioethics for several academic institutions, including Creighton and Doane Universities, and is a member of the Creighton University IRB.
Amy L. McGaha, MD, FAAFP
Dr. McGaha is the Dr. Roland L. Kleeberger Endowed Chair and a Family Medicine Professor at Creighton University?s School of Medicine. She joined Creighton in 2011, serving as the residency program director. Her clinical and academic work focuses on achieving the Quadruple Aim in healthcare, especially working with refugee, URiM, and persons with limited access to care, to address social determinants of health through high quality, patient-centered, well-coordinated, team-based care. She was named Director of Creighton's Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment, CIPER in 2019. Before joining the Creighton team, Dr. McGaha served as Assistant Director of the Division of Medical Education at the American Academy of Family Physicians. Her work at AAFP focused on medical student interest, workforce development, and student and resident leadership development. She also founded a college scholarship for students from her hometown who are pursuing careers in public service. She completed medical school at the University of Missouri ? Columbia and residency in Florida.