Curanderismo: Latino Folk Medicine and Health Beliefs

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $40.00.

Course Description: Are folk illnesses such as "empacho" or "mollera caida" a medical emergency? What traditional treatments have already been tried? Provide more appropriate care for your Latino patients by learning about curanderismo-a holistic, spiritual approach to medicine that uses the natural world to heal the mind, body and soul. Curanderos, sobadores, santeros, and yerberos use rituals, massage, teas, creams, and tinctures from herbs and plants to treat a variety of physical, psychological and spiritual ailments.

Instructor: Michael Caudill MA, RN

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to: Identify effects of Latino population's growth on healthcare delivery systems. Explain primary perceived causes of illness in Latino folk medicine. Identify types of traditional healers used by Latinos. Describe folk illnesses that may be acute emergencies.

Credit Statements:

Massage Therapists: This program has been approved for 1.2 hours of continuing education by the SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation for Massage Therapy. SC State Provider Number is 2.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials. The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity. Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test and complete the evaluation. Once you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses. There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.