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Diversity Courses in Relias

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Course Name  Expiration Date  Description
Impaired Co-Workers: Identification and Management 6/30/2021 Impairment in the workplace is a serious topic that can be uncomfortable to address. You will learn how to recognize impairment, what to do about it, and how early intervention can save a co-worker’s career.
Spirituality at the End of Life 8/7/2021 This course outlines common spiritual experiences or milestones people may reach at the end of life. Topics include loss of identity, the paradox of connectedness and isolation at the end of life, and the patient experience of grieving their own death. Spiritual assessments and interventions are discussed. Finally, an approach to conversations about spiritual matters, including self-awareness and self-care for the professional, are explored.
Critical Issues in Aging and Sexuality for Long-Term Care Professionals 10/31/2021 Normal age-related changes, medications, and diseases can affect sexuality among older adults. Stereotypical, age-biased views of sexuality among older people and healthcare professionals are important to recognize to deliver culturally competent care. In this course, you will learn about these topics and how to apply the ethical concepts of autonomy, capacity, and competency to sexual issues in long-term care settings. Special considerations for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults will be explored, as well as the importance of considering cultural differences in sexual attitudes and behavior. The risks of elders contracting sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, and strategies for addressing this issue are discussed.
Developmental Disabilities 12/31/2021 This course prepares caregivers for dealing with clients with developmental disabilities. From infants and children to individuals with mental illness and physical disabilities, this course will be invaluable to caregivers in an in-home setting. Topics covered include self-care, communication, mobility and independence, and others.
Working with Individuals with Physical Disabilities 12/31/2021 This course will provide you with a basic overview for better understanding the needs of people with disabilities. When caring for people with disabilities, one of the primary goals is helping the person gain more self-reliance. This is crucial to their quality and length of life.
The Elder Justice Act 1/30/2022 Every person in healthcare has the right to be free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It is important for you to promote and uphold this right. Federal, state, and local laws have put specific legislation in place to help ensure the protection of this right. One piece of legislation you should be familiar with that addresses abuse, neglect, and exploitation is the Elder Justice Act. Within the Elder Justice Act is a provision that makes certain individuals responsible for reporting any reasonable suspicion of a crime that occurs against persons residing in long-term care facilities as defined under this act and explained in the next section. In this course, you will learn your responsibilities under the Elder Justice Act.
HIV: Basic 1/31/2022 This course provides basic information on HIV and AIDS. We will define HIV and AIDS, how the immune system works and doesn’t work with HIV and AIDS. We will discuss how HIV can and cannot be transmitted. The course will also discuss testing for the HIV virus and treatment for the infection.
HIV: Beyond the Basics 2/28/2022 This course provides a detailed review of certain aspects of HIV and AIDS. It builds on the foundational knowledge learned in the HIV: Basics course. In this course, you will learn about the life cycle of the human immunodeficiency virus and course progression. Additionally, you will learn about basic prevention strategies, identifying high-risk behaviors that indicate the need for periodic HIV testing, and counseling before and after testing. Finally, you will learn about the use of antiretroviral medications for the treatment of HIV and resources available for those living with HIV.
About Visual Impairment 4/30/2022 This course provides a review of the normal physiology of vision and the expected decline associated with aging. It covers common disease processes leading to vision impairment, the associated pathophysiology, interventions to prevent or delay impairment, and interventions designed to maximize functional status and preserve quality of life.
Sexual Harassment for Employees 4/30/2022 Sexual harassment makes it hard for workers to feel comfortable and do their job. It also creates problems for employers. This course will help employees working in any industry to understand what sexual harassment is and what they can do about it.
Ethical Issues in Effectively Providing LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care 6/30/2022 When there is tension between values/beliefs of an individual health care professional and the ethical imperative to treat all patients with dignity and respect, conflict (and legal issues) may arise. This webinar will explore potential conflicts and offer strategies and tools for professionals in effectively serving the LGBTQ communities.
Affirmative Action 8/31/2022 Each of us is hired to help an organization perform at its best and provide quality services. We expect the organization and our co-workers to treat us with respect and help us to develop personally and professionally in the workplace. While pursuing employment opportunities, such as applying for a new job or a promotion, though, one may be faced with discrimination based on factors unrelated to ability to do the job. This discrimination and harassment may be based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, ethnicity or national original, veteran status, disability, or other classes protected by law. Anti-discrimination laws help ensure that potential and existing employees are treated fairly and with dignity and respect. These laws also help maintain a workplace where all employees can work, remain productive, advance, and develop to their fullest potential. Still, discriminative practices of the past continue in subtle ways and have created a workforce that is not as diverse as it should be. Affirmative action refers to a set of practices designed to correct the trends created by past discrimination. It is important for you to understand what affirmative action is and how it may apply to you and your organization. This course has been prepared with these objectives in mind.
Sexual Harassment: What Supervisors Need to Know 12/30/2022 This course is designed to provide greater awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace, steps to take to prevent it, and methods to deal with it if it does occur. The course will focus on federal laws, liability issues, harassment policies, employee rights, supervisor responsibilities, and investigation procedures.
Working More Effectively with the LGBTQ+ Community 3/31/2023 Over the past decade, LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, nonbinary, and other) issues have become more of a focus in the behavioral health field and in the world (Huang, et. al., 2010). The ethical codes of all professional healthcare organizations specifically state that no one should be discriminated against or denied treatment due to sexual orientation or gender identity. While a great many behavioral health professionals now adhere to this guideline, despite best intentions, there is more to being an affirmative practitioner than being accepting and aware. In this course, you will learn how to practice more affirmatively by addressing the behavioral health needs of LGBTQ+ populations and how to employ relevant, evidence-based interventions effectively. This course will primarily focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer adults but the knowledge you gain can be applied to additional gender identities, sexual orientations and age groups.
End of Life Cultural Considerations: Religion and Spirituality 5/31/2023 It is important to be mindful of cultural diversity in end-of-life care to create person-centered plans of care. Spiritual care is an opportunity to assist persons at end of life find meaning and connection. Assessment and interventions for palliative spiritual care will be discussed. This course also provides a general overview of the end-of-life practices of six major religions.
Cultural Awareness and the Older Adult 6/30/2023 The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with information on cultural diversity and cultural awareness related to the older adult. Key terminology, the characteristics of culture, and cultural descriptors are presented. The course engages the learner in comparing cultural similarities and differences, and how these may impact the approach to care.
Respecting Diversity: Residents, Staff, and Families 8/31/2023 The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with key concepts related to respecting diversity and ways to minimize prejudice and discrimination. Terminology regarding diversity and discrimination will be presented. The course engages the learner in identifying and challenging one’s own prejudices and ways to minimize prejudice and discrimination in the workplace.
Respecting Diversity: Residents, Staff, and Families Self-Paced 8/31/2023 The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with key concepts related to respecting diversity and ways to minimize prejudice and discrimination. Terminology regarding diversity and discrimination will be presented. The course engages the learner in identifying and challenging one’s own prejudices and ways to minimize prejudice and discrimination in the workplace.
Cultural Considerations in Hospice 12/21/2023 There is more cultural diversity in our society than ever. Different groups have varying perspectives on issues like the value of suffering, who makes decisions, or trust of the healthcare system. This fact requires those who provide care to patients and families at the end of life to be discerning in understanding their needs. Healthcare professionals need information about various cultures but also a commitment to individualizing care without making assumptions. The goal of this course is to equip nursing and social work professionals in hospice with strategies to approach cultural issues affecting end-of-life care.
Training on Suicide Prevention (Washington State) 12/31/2023 Explain what upstream suicide prevention means and why it is important. Recognize risk and protective factors for suicide. Summarize the major components of a comprehensive suicide assessment. Describe three evidence-based interventions for treating individuals at risk for suicide or who have made a recent attempt. Summarize the process for completing a safety plan and for reducing access to lethal means. Explain how military culture relates to suicide risk among veterans.
Veterans and Mental Health 12/31/2023 Explain at least two considerations when working with Veterans and their families. Describe the diagnostic criteria for at least two of the common mental health conditions in Veterans. Demonstrate using at least one screening tool during assessment of common mental health conditions in Veterans. Explain at least two psychotherapeutic interventions used for each of the common mental health conditions in Veterans. Conduct a suicide screening and assessment in Veterans that incorporates risk and protective factors.
HIV/AIDS – Diagnosis and Early Stages 2/28/2024 This course follows Manuel as he goes through the HIV/AIDS diagnosis process. Through Manuel’s appointments and interactions with the hospital staff, you are given a close look at the early stages of HIV/AIDS.
HIV/AIDS – Focusing on the Individual (REL-PAC-0-FI) 2/28/2024 This course is an intimate interview with Alora Gale, who was diagnosed with AIDS at the age of 6. In this illustrated interview, Alora Gale candidly discusses her diagnoses, her symptoms, her treatments, and generally how suffering from AIDS has had an impact on her life.
HIV/AIDS – The Elder’s Experience (REL-PAC-0-EE) 2/28/2024 This course will help you provide care for a client with HIV/AIDS. Elderly clients with HIV/AIDS have special needs and considerations for care.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Healthcare Employee 5/31/2024 Ensuring that a healthcare system is culturally competent can reduce health disparities. Healthcare employees who have effective interpersonal and working relationships are essential to successful healthcare outcomes. Healthcare staff provide care to individuals from many backgrounds, so it is essential that they get proper Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) training. DEI training should be integrated into the standard hiring and onboarding process for the entire healthcare workforce. The goal of this course is to provide healthcare employees with training about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
Using Communication Strategies to Bridge Cultural Divides 12/30/2024 It takes time to build working relationships with people from other cultures, but it only takes a second to alienate them by accidentally breaking the rules of intercultural protocols. That’s why relationships are so important in the current global business context, where you have to share objectives and working space with people with diverse cultural backgrounds. In this course, you will learn about dealing effectively with cultural difference to improve cross-cultural communication and build rapport. You’ll also learn about the misunderstandings and behaviors that can hinder good communication and ways to overcome them. Finally, you’ll learn strategies to give effective presentations to people from low- and high-context cultures.
Bridging the Diversity Gap 12/31/2024 Without diversity in the workplace, organizations run the risk of viewing things from a very limited perspective. The organization provides the structure for operation, but it’s the individuals within the organization who carry out the mission of the organization. This course focuses on what diversity is, how to leverage the diversity within the organization, and the barriers that must be overcome to create a diversified working environment.
Choosing to Lead as a Woman 12/31/2024 It’s generally agreed that women and men equally share key leadership traits such as intelligence and capacity for innovation; however, women leaders are often viewed as more compassionate and better organized. In this course, you’ll explore how to capitalize on your natural strengths to showcase your competence, enhance your leadership skills, and communicate and network effectively.
Gender and Leadership 12/31/2024 While women are a very much a minority at the highest levels of leadership, more women hold leadership positions now than ever before in our history. The traits that are typically associated with leadership – assertiveness, trustworthiness, intelligence – are just as common in women as they are in men. What are the obstacles that women face on their path to leadership? This course will examine the issues facing women leaders and you’ll learn about how to change your personal views to help overcome these issues, including why gender still matters. You’ll also learn how to develop competence, confidence, and a personal brand.
How Culture Impacts Communication 12/31/2024 With so much business happening on a global scale, cross-cultural communication is more important than ever before. Communication is always a challenge, and when diverse cultures interact, good communication can be even more challenging. In this course, you’ll learn about the importance of achieving a proper mindset for cross-cultural communication. You’ll explore aspects of cultures that affect how people communicate across cultural boundaries. You’ll learn also considerations for speaking and writing in cross-cultural environments.
Maintaining a Cohesive Multigenerational Workforce 12/31/2024 To manage a multigenerational team, you need to understand the diversity of your employees and apply various strategies to divert conflict between them. If you tap into the potential of this diversity, you’ll create a more productive, collaborative, and innovative work environment. In this course, you’ll learn about the generational differences in approaches to work and communication. You’ll also learn strategies to manage your team in a way ensures your team members feel included, respected, and supported. Additionally, you’ll learn how to implement a mentoring program that takes advantage of the varying experiences and perspectives of multiple generations.
Understanding Unconscious Bias 12/31/2024 Increasing focus on the importance of diversity in the workplace has shed light on another concept: unconscious bias. Though it’s rooted in human nature, it’s important to understand what unconscious bias is in order to overcome it and build strong, diverse teams. In this course, you’ll learn about the different kinds of unconscious bias and how to recognize them in action. You’ll also learn about the importance of addressing unconscious bias in the workplace.
Your Role in Workplace Diversity 12/31/2024 To understand and appreciate diversity in the workplace, you must develop an understanding of yourself and the ways in which you and others view the world. Your ability to use a variety of strategies to effectively deal with diverse situations is very important. Equally important is the ability to share these effective strategies openly and leverage the diversity that exists within the organization. In this course, you’ll explore strategies to help you become aware of your attitudes toward diversity, increase your acceptance of diverse cultures, people, and ideas, and become an advocate for diversity within the workplace.
Spirituality in Dementia Care 1/25/2025 Have you struggled to meet the spiritual needs of a family member living with dementia? Do you run a faith-based organization and would like to know how to best help a person living with dementia and their families stay connected to their community of faith? Learn with dementia expert Teepa Snow and Reverend Linn Possell about basic spiritual needs throughout life, what may or may not change when someone is living with dementia and how to best meet those needs.
Harassment in the Workplace 3/31/2026 A healthy work environment is one that is free from harassment. A key to achieving your company’s goals is to ensure that employees have a safe and healthy work environment. This course is about harassment in the workplace, including sexual harassment and other types of workplace harassment. It looks at the basic skills needed to deal with situations involving harassment. This course will provide information that will help produce a healthy work environment that is free of harassment. It will also help you understand your role if you encounter harassment in the workplace. The content in this course is applicable to all employees.
15 Things Veterans Want You To Know-PsychArmor N/A This is the cornerstone course for PsychArmor and was created to educate anyone who works with, lives with, or cares for our military Veterans. PsychArmor asked hundreds of Veterans what they wanted civilians, employers, educators, health care providers, and therapists to know about them. These comments were used to create the topics of this course including 5 Questions You Should Always Ask Veterans, 1 Question You Should Never Ask Veterans, and 15 Facts that promote greater understanding of our Veterans.
Buddhism Diversity Training N/A Presentation by Richard Simon on the Buddhism faith and practices.
Cumulative Grief in the Black Community N/A Disproportionate COVID-19 deaths, due in part to healthcare disparities, and recent social unrest over systemic racism, have brought the experiences of Black Americans into sharp focus. This 90 minute webinar focuses on how centuries of inequity and trauma, both acknowledged and ignored, have manifested as cumulative grief in the Black community; how that reality impacts health, health care, death, and loss; and what can be done to affect positive long-term change.
LGBTQ Fundamentals N/A The purpose of the course is to familiarize the learner with the key terminology for the LGBTQ community.