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"Advanced care planning by South Asian Indian-Americans: Barriers and Facilitators" By Dr. Kavita Radhakrishnan
Advance care planning (ACP) is a process that prepares individuals to plan ahead for future medical decisions by helping them clarify their values, goals, and preferences. South Asian Indian-Americans (SAIAs), one of the fastest growing immigrant communities in the U.S. have traditionally resisted participation in ACP discussions. Encouraging SAIAs to engage in ACP can empower them to communicate their care preferences before they become too incapacitated to express such preferences. The speaker will present results from two studies conducted in Austin TX on the barriers to and facilitators for SAIAs to engage in behaviors related advanced care planning and use of a conversation game to stimulate ACP-related behaviors in the SAIA community.
Kavita Radhakrishnan is an assistant professor at UT Austin’s School of Nursing. Dr. Radhakrishnan received her PhD and BSN from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, her Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) from the University of Texas at Arlington, and her Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics Engineering (BE) from the University of Mumbai. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania at the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Aging. Her research focuses on the use of innovative strategies such as health technology or games to help older adults modify behaviors related to chronic disease management and advanced care planning.
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Multicultural Engagement Center, SAC 1.102
Lecture Presentation, Social