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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

A Slice of Humble Pie: Enhancing Sociocultural Humility in Nephrology

October 23, 2020 | 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Location: Simulive

Session Description

People from socially marginalized or disadvantaged groups have unique experiences and face unique challenges in society and healthcare. In the setting of kidney diseases, these experiences may affect their clinical outcomes. This session sheds light on four historically marginalized or disadvantaged groups, in and outside the context of kidney care, to enhance humility and competence in providing care for people from these groups.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Examine the experiences of spiritual or religious minority groups in relation to kidney care and outcomes
  • Discuss housing insecurity and homelessness, their impact on health outcomes, and efforts to mitigate this impact
  • Describe food insecurity and the experiences of children with ESKD who are living with food insecurity
  • Identify key considerations when addressing health needs of indigenous people

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Chronic Kidney Disease


  • Lilia Cervantes, MD
  • Nimrit Goraya, MD, FASN


  • Advance Care Planning for Race/Ethnic Minorities with Kidney Diseases
    02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
    Mi-Kyung Song, PhD, RN
  • Addressing Housing Insecurity and Homelessness Among People with Chronic Diseases
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Tessa Kimberly Novick, MD, MS, MSW 
  • Food Insecurity and Related Outcomes Among Children with ESKD
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    Michelle C. Starr, MD, MPH 
  • Addressing Health Needs of Indigenous People
    04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
    Vallabh O. Shah, PhD, FASN