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Holy Moly: Religion and the Skin
Monday, March 04
7:15 AM - 8:45 AM
Gary J. Brauner, MD, FAAD
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- 1. Recognize dermatitides and traumatic reactive patterns caused by application of garments or religious paraphernalia or preparations.
- 2. Treat dermatoses with understanding of religious restrictions of use of common dermatologic therapies
- 3. Explain the reality of stigmata and religious stigmatization of cutaneous disease.
Disparities in delivery of healthcare have made “cultural competency” not merely a helpful but now a legally-required remedy. Ethnicity and race are not the only relevant considerations. Religious practices may cause or prevent cutaneous disease, heavily weigh the social significance of certain diseases and impact on the delivery of proper dermatologic therapy. This focus session will highlight such problems; please bring your own as well.